Wrightia natalensis grows as a small to medium-sized deciduous tree. Its fragrant flowers feature a creamy yellow corolla. Fruit is dark green and carried in pods up to 32 centimetres (13 in) in length. Habitat is dry woodland and scrub forest from sea-level to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) altitude. W. natalensis is native to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa.