Grows to 6-12 feet. Full sun to partial shade. Dry to moist water requirement. An indigenous plant found in a wide variety of habitats, including coastal dunes, lava rock, dry, moist and wet forest zones. Can be used in a container, pruned as a hedge, planted for erosion control, and trained to climb a fence or trellis. Red seed capsules are decorative and can be used to make lei.