The lelori tree is moderate to slow growing, and can attain significant heights with large, draping canopies of frilly, lace-like leaves. In wetter areas, it is evergreen, while in drier areas, it is dry-season deciduous. It is most commonly found in boreal forests.
Lelori wood is hard and coarse-grained, with an especially light, green-tinged hue that persists even when dry. The wood is resinous and durable.
Lelori is not needed on hand for alterations.