Lighter than Oak, attractive, strong, and heavy, 640kg/m3.
Medium-sized, evergreen, fast growing tree reaching heights of up to 65.6 feet (20m) with a trunk of up to 31 inches (800mm) in diameter. The leaved are large, palmately compound; leaflets 5-7, lanceolate shaped and shiny. The flowers are usually solitary, large and elongated, very fragrant, self-fertilized, with long, uniformly curved reddish-brown petals and numerous, very long filaments, up to 10cm long, in attractive clusters. These clustered filaments give an appearance of a shaving brush; hence the tree is called the Shaving Brush Tree in some places.
Yellowish sapwood and dark brown heartwood turning ochre when exposed to air.
Doors, windows, flooring.