Karri is known as the giant tree of Western Australia, with examples in excess of 50 metres in height. It has quite rapid growth, and can attain enormous dimensions. It is found in the higher rainfall areas in the south west of Western Australia, favouring light loamy soils of good depth. The heartwood varies from rich reddish browns through to pale pinks with the sapwood being a clearly distinguishable light yellow. The texture is course and considerable interlocked grain may be a feature.