Mahogany trees generally take about 25 years to grow to full maturity. They can live for over 100 years and grow up to 75 feet tall, though most trees only reach a height of 30 to 40 feet. The mahogany is considered a relatively fast-growing hardwood tree.
Mahogany is native to the West Indies and flourishes in tropical climates around the world. It is often used for landscaping in boggy areas due to its preference for moist, acidic soil that is unsuitable for other trees. It is capable of adapting to unfavorable pH levels, but it does not grow well in less tropical areas and is rarely seen outside of USDA hardiness zones 10 to 11.