It is a semi-deciduous to a deciduous tree, growing up to 7 meters. Leaves are bipinnate, 5 to 15 pairs of pinnae. It blooms with beautiful bottle-brush like flower heads which are half pink and half yellow. Flowers are bicolored cylindrical spikes that resemble Chinese lanterns and are 6–8 cm long and fragrant.
Upper flowers of a hanging spike are sterile and are of a lilac or pale purple. The buds look like beautiful pink and yellow mulberry fruits. The fruit-pod is narrowly oblong, variously curved, blackish, glabrous.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%