Tree usually along freshwater streams with obovate, opposite leaves to 16 x 8.5 cm, scattered dark glands present on the lower leaf surface.
Older plants grow well in an open position, but younger plants are more tolerant of shade and dislike too much sun
Tolerant of wet soils and standing water.
Young plants are sensitive to drought.
Initial growth of young plants is slow, with seedlings only growing up to 35cm tall after 2 years, and up to 2.5 metres after 5 years.