Syncarpia laurifolia is one of Australia's largest trees, growing in that country to the height of two hundred feet. It has a rather spreading habit of growth and prefers a warm sunny situation; as it is very sensitive to cold, it should not be planted where the thermometer falls below twenty-six degrees Fahrenheit. It thrives in any good soil in any situation not too moist.

Propagate by seeds sown, in March or April, not more than one-sixteenth of an inch deep, in a warm greenhouse, and potted off when three inches high; plant them in permanent quarters when they are about three feet in height.