Chinaberry is a deciduous tree that may reach 50 feet in height and 2 feet in diameter. The tree has alternately whorled, bipinnately compound leaves with tapered tips. The lacy leaves become golden yellow in fall. The bark is dark chocolate brown. Flowers are fragrant and the petals are pinkish-lavender to white and appear from March to May. The berrylike drupes appear from July to January and will persist throughout the winter.
Like Neem, the leaves bark, and fruit are insect repellent. A flowering plant belonging to the family Meliaceae) that can grow up to 20-25 feet tall and grow into a tree.