Narrow growing small tree with a tall erect trunk. Juvenile leaves are long and narrow and hang from the main trunk. After many years the foliage changes to a small head of leaves. Focal point where a hardy dramatic tree is required where there is very little space. Similar to Pseudopanax ferox, but has less prominently toothed leaves. Evergreen tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 4m (H) x 2m (W) in 10 years.