Full sun-part shade; moderate water. Evergreen palm-like from New Zealand. In youth, forms a fountain of narrow, 3ft long eaves colored purplish red. Upper leaves are erect; lower ones arch and droop. In maturity, a tree to 20-30ft tall and 6-12ft wide, branching high on trunk, rather stiff looking; with age will branch to produce several heads. Fragrant 1/4in. flowers in long branching clusters in late spring. Used for tropical effects, with boulders and gravel for desert look, near seashore.