with a regular branching pattern, conical form and fast growing to
100 ft (30 m) or more,
this Norfolk Island endemic is widely planted in tropical coastal
The plants are wind tolerant, retaining their quite vertical and
symmetrical habit even in the face of incessant onshore gales, and
are able to thrive in deep sand; they need reliable water when
young, but can tolerate dry spells once established.
It is shade tolerant when young and can be long lasting in pots.
Cultivation: Most are too large for home gardens but may be used as
park and street trees.
They will grow in a range of soil types but prefer a deep, moist,
well-drained soil and a position in full sun.