This is a tall (usually to 9 or 10 m, but can reach 20 m), slender, handsome, evergreen tree with a straight trunk, the entire length of the plant usually covered by long wavy leaves.
The golden or coppery-brown new leaves contrasting with the dark green of the older leaves form a pleasing contrast.
It is readily recognised by the pendulous branches resulting in a symmetrical pyramidal growth and by the shiny leaves with their wavy margins.
The small flowers are pale green and relatively inconspicuous.
The indehiscent fruits are borne in clusters of up to about 20, purple or black when ripe.
They are eaten by birds particularly the Koel, as well as by bats.
Plant & Rootzone preference – Tolerance : Easy to Grow, Dry Soils / Drought
Light preference : Full sun
Water preference : Moderate Water
Plant growth rate : Fast