Plants appear leggy when young but thicken with age. A useful shelter tree for other plants, adapting to most soils and conditions. Do not plant near dwellings as branches are brittle.
Cream 3mm flowers in panicles, slightly perfumed. 3-lobed green fruit to 13mm, splitting to reveal seeds enclosed in orange aril. The outer bark is smooth, often coloured and patterned by various lichens. Yellow/green flowers form around September to November. The fruiting capsule matures from January to May.
Indigenous Australians used the saponin in the bark as a fish poison. A good habitat tree, as fruit is eaten by many animals, insects and birds, including the Australian King Parrot.
Form: Tree to 15 Metres High
Aspect: Full Sun / Semi-Shade
Soil/Conditions: Moist / Well-Drained
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available