An upright-grower with a small, rounded head. Glossy, olive-green, pinnate leaves. Shiny black seeds emerge from scarlet fruit during summer. Attractive to seed-eating birds. Tolerates light frosts. Great shade tree. Excellent street tree. Alectryon excelsus (Titoki, New Zealand Oak) grows to 7m (H) x 6m (W) in 10 years.