This tree species, growing to 30 ft (9 m) with pale green leaves 12
in (30 cm) or more long, is ideal for avenue planting.
The flowers are greenish and appear in late summer.
The soft, spongy trunk branches shortly above the ground into a
broad, open crown.
Cultivation: These plants require rich, well-drained soil in a sunny
or part-shaded site. They will grow in containers and are sometimes
used as house plants.
The species may be raised from seed or cuttings; the variegated
foliage forms are cutting grown.