- Size: Height: 20-40'; Spread: 15-30'
- Growth: Moderate to fast
- Character: Evergreen; upright form; dense canopy.
- Foliage: Thick, oval leaves are olive green above, gray beneath.
- Flower: Pink flowers, 2" wide, fading to white with age.
- Fruit: Brown seed pods persist.
- Bark: Dull, gray-brown with deep furrows and scaly ridges.
- Watering: In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care: Low. Early pruning will train a good shape; regular pruning needed less frequently with age.
- Tolerance: Drought (once established), sandy soils, wind and salt air.
- Special Considerations: Wear gloves and glasses when working around seedpods - can irritate skin and eyes. Needs good drainage.
- Notable Traits: Native to South Pacific and Australia; related to hibiscus. Blooms best in coastal conditions. Form is less narrow and erect in old age.