The unusual cheese-shaped fruits that open to reveal showy bright red seeds are a feature of this medium sized tree. Its dense canopy and fast growing habit makes it a good shade tree, and it is a good nesting site for birds. It will grow to around 8 metres tall in most situations, but can grow taller in ideal conditions. Suits a range of soil types, and sunny or shaded positions. It is not prone to any major pest or disease problems and is virtually maintenance free. The fruit is liked by seed eating Australian birds. Can be used indoors in a well lit position. It can be prone to suckering if the roots are disturbed.