Round-headed tree with black bark and soft, mid-green, pinnate leaves. Short, pendulous, racemes of showy, lilac-pink flowers are borne in great profusion in early-November. Shade tree for the smaller garden. Yellow autumn leaves. Tolerant of heat, drought, and pollution. Deciduous tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 5m (H) x 4m (W) in 10 years.