The Alstonia scholaris is a glabrous tree and grows up to 40 m (130 ft) tall. Its mature bark is grayish and its young branches are copiously marked with lenticelIt grows better under moist, warm climate but cannot stand water logging. Recommended for planting in parks, gardens and inside lawns. It has been extensively planted in India. Also seems to grow well in hot dry regions. Plants should be planted at a distance 6 meters from each other.