* Growth : Small to medium-sized tree, able to grow up to about 6 – 10 m tall, sometimes up to 20 m.
* Habitat : Can be found in coastal rainforests and lowlands.
* Plant & Rootzone Preference – Tolerance : Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
* Light : Full sun
* Water : Lots of water
Dillenia alata grows abundantly in many of the swampy depressions around Cairns.
The bark, flowers and leaves all make for an attractive small tree for the subtropical or tropical garden.
Sandy soils are preferred and, once established, the species can tolerate periods of dryness.
Cultivated plants have tolerated frosts in at least one southern Queensland garden.