A fast growing evergreen, upright tree with a moderately dense canopy indigenous to Victoria NSW Tasmania and SA. Swamp gums vary in height from 8 to 25m. Adult leaves are broad-lanceolate with wavy edges. Coastal trees tend to be smaller than those inland. Flowers are white usually March to June in groups of 4 - 8, followed by a woody capsule. Propagation is by seed.
Koalas will eat the leaves of Eucalyptus ovata.