Weinmannia racemosa is medium to large evergreen tree, which grows to 50–80 ft (15–24 m). The mature leaves are oval and leathery, 0.4–1.6 in (1–4 cm) long, with toothed edges. The white flowers in racemes up to 4 in (11 cm) long; summer.
Weinmannia racemosa is commonly found in the forests of North Island, South Island, and Stewart Island, New Zealand. The genus Weinmannia occurs mainly in tropical areas, with two species in New Zealand. It is only moderately hardy in the UK, and requires a sheltered position in a mild area.