I don't know what a sandalwood looks like. I could look it up, I know.
I picture it as a sandstone brown tree that's twisted up like curly hair. It has figgy branches and yellow-white blossoms the size of teacups. Jutting out of the tremendous blooms are sandy pistils that can be plucked off and sold directly as incense.
It believes in peace and decorating your house in dark reds.