|Scientific Name:||Metrosideros spp.|
|Crushing Strength:||9,170lbf /in2|
Ohia has a heartwood with a light to medium reddish brown color. The sapwood is a grayish color. The grain is interlocked and it has a medium uniform texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Ohia is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of its density and interlocked grain.