Tulip wood is an evergreen tree with a dense, conical crown; it can grow up to 25 metres tall.
– Lowland rainforest and coastal scrub, usually found in sandy soils near the sea.
– Grows in drier, more seasonal rain forests at elevations up to 850 metres.
Succeeds in any well-drained but moisture-retentive soil.
Tolerates poor drainage and heavy clay soils.
Established plants are fairly drought tolerant.
Grows best in a position sheltered from strong winds.