Moringa oleifera is an evergreen, drought-deciduous, flowering, erect, open-branched, perennial tree with somewhat drooping branches and a thick trunk. Grows 8-12m tall with a 4-89m spread and a 30-60cm trunk diameter.
Noted as reaching 15m tall with a 10m spread and a 1.5m trunk diameter in its native habitat. Fast-growing at a rate of up to 2m p/a. Noted as having a lifespan of 50 years in its native habitat.