Tabebuia heterophylla grows up to 20 to 30 feet tall. It is palmate and compound and has green leaves that are evergreen throughout most of its range. In the spring and summer, one can see its pink or white flowers Tabebuia heterophylla flowers followed by seedpods that are long and slender. The fruit of the Tabebuia heterophylla grows to about 3 to 12 inches and is dry and brown. This characteristic of the fruit enables it to be showy but does not attract wildlife.
This tree is valuable for its timber production and grown for such purposes on plantations. It is commonly harvested from the wild for use locally and for export. Pink manjack is used as a street tree. Its height allows for it to provide lasting shade and as a result, it can provide shade for a residential property near the patio or deck. Its floral display allows it to be valued and as a result, it is known as an ornamental tree.