Ornamental, slender, upright, medium sized tree with thick, corky bark and large flat topped seed pods. Handsome weeping tree for home gardens and parks. Important feed tree for the threatened Glossy Black Cockatoo which feeds on seeds. Foliage is gleaned for insects by small insectivorous birds. Suitable to most soils and situations. Fast growing and tolerant of moderate frosts. The timber is reddish pink to brown. It is prized by woodworkers and woodturners as a rare and exotic timber, often used in wood turnings, knife handles and other specialist items.