The drooping grey-green branchlets of the male Drooping Sheoak produce brown/orange catkins (flowers) from April to November. The female flowers are small red brushes produced on a separate tree and once fertilised produce cylindrical seed-filled cones with sharp valves.
Drooping Sheoaks are somewhat stunted in their situation on the Bluff. They are small trees, with a rounded crown. The golden effect of the dense, male flowers is an attractive feature. The small female flowers are borne on separate trees.