Ribbonwood is a hardy, fast growing tree. It shoots up with a fairly straight habit quickly to 5m.
Ribbonwood prefers wet ground and grows very well in swampy areas.
Kereru feast on the leaves of Ribbonwood in the winter so it is an important food source.
Although it has a lot of small white flowers in spring it does not produce any berries for feeding birds.
Ribbonwood is a beautiful tree and a must in any wetland plantings