The scientific name for the mahogany tree is Swietenia mahagoni. The mahogany tree is a tropical tree with a rounded canopy that can span 50 feet across.
The ideal spot for a mahogany tree is an area exposed to direct sunlight and with good drainage. They tolerate soils with mild acid or alkaline levels and are ideal for coastal regions where salt spray can occur. They do not grow well in constantly moist climates, but they are tolerant of drought conditions.
Mahogany trees should not be planted near power lines due to their size, and problems can be caused by their massive root system if they are planted close to roads or buildings.