This Australian native tree is one of the very few that are deciduous, making it an ideal choice for winter light and summer shade. The compound dark green leaves form a dense canopy and turn a warm buttery yellow in autumn. It makes an impressive umbrella-shaped shade tree with distinctive ridged bark, twisting over time, and mauve and white striped fragrant flowers in spring. The ornamental (but toxic) fruit, produced in profusion, hang decoratively from branches throughout winter. An adaptable tree, tolerant of a wide range of conditions from waterlogging to drought. Fast growth rate.
Prefers an open sunny position but also copes well in partial shade. Hardy to most frosts and can withstand extended dry periods once established. It can also adapt to a wide range of soil conditions. Caution: Fruit is toxic.