An Australian rainforest tree with a large buttressed base and tall trunk, the deep green leafy canopy becomes awash with delicate cream bell-like flowers from July to September. Valued for its timber and admired as a park tree during flowering, the White Booyong offers nesting spots for birds and shelter for bats. Traditionally used for communication, William Flick of North Lismore noted Aboriginal use of Booyong as a "wireless" in 1870 where he learned that Indigenous Australians would tap coded messages on its buttresses and in the mountainous terrain, these messages carried up to eight kilometers!
Hardy in full sun if ample water is available, otherwise, prefers shade when young. In cultivation grows to around 15 - 20 metres and up to 40 metres in its natural rainforest environment.