The Pau D’Arco plant can be a shrub or a tree. The tree can grow up to 150 feet tall with a huge canopies. This plant usually grows in higher temperature climates. The flowers from this plant have all shades of purples, pinks, yellows and whites. It has over 100 different species. This plant provides food for insects such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The bark of the plant is very hard and resistant to moisture. The bark of the tree was also known to be used for hunting tools.