An erect evergreen forest specimen tree, Tawhero grows to four metres height within ten years, to a maximum height of fifteen metres. Preferring a well-drained, cool root run, it tolerates most soils, grows well in the open, and enjoys shade. It will sustain mild to moderate frost. A broad-leafed tree, Tahwero comes into profuse flower from September to December. The long, splendid pink-white flower racemes droop from branch ends and their nectar attracts Bellbirds, Tui, Silvereyes, butterflies, and bees.