A slow growing tropical semi-evergreen with a broad crown of foliage. New leaves emerge bright red followed by tiny clusters of yellow flowers. Small plum sized fruits form from the blossoms. Grown by plant collectors for its ornamental value and slow growth lending it to perfect use as a bonsai work of art. The wood is very hard and durable and of notable interest is with the bark color ranging from dark gray to red - dark brown with irregular flakes.