Conocarpus Lancifolius is an evergreen, flowering, medium tree with a straight trunk. Usually grows to around 8m tall with a 4-5m spread. The tree has a symmetrical growth habit and can easily be shaped into a variety of different forms. It can be shaped into short and tall hedges and is effective for creating a visual or a noise barrier. With suitable plant spacing, it can also be grown as a hardy single-stemmed tree which is good for shade.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of good quality wood and fuel. It is often cultivated in Somalia, where it is a very common street tree.