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Tree to 65 m. Bark yellowish white or grey, largely smooth, though may be rough on trunk and main branches. Branchlets green. Juvenile leaves opposite, shiny green, broadly lanceolate to ovate, sessile. Adult leaves alternate, green, 11–20 × 1–2.5 cm, lanceolate, lateral veins distinct, margins entire, apex acuminate, falcate; petiole slightly flattened, 1.5–2.5 cm long. Inflorescences axillary and solitary; umbellasters with seven flowers. Flower buds ovoid, angular; hypanthium cylindrical, ribbed, 0.4–0.5 cm wide; stamens white or cream. Capsule cylindrical to ovoid, 0.6–0.9 cm diameter; valves three, level or included. Chippendale 1988, Hill 2004. Distribution AUSTRALIA: New South Wales, Victoria. Habitat Wet forest on deep, fertile soils. USDA Hardiness Zone (9–)10. Conservation status Not evaluated.
The Gum Group (2007) consider this handsome blue gum to be well worth trying, but have found it to be very tender in its early stages. Once it has got going it may increase in hardiness, as a specimen in the John F. Kennedy Arboretum, Co. Wexford was 22 m tall (64 cm dbh) in 2000 (Johnson 2007).