A common Gum tree of the drier regions of Australia, it occurs in open woodland, hilly country, and occasionally on the floodplains of river flats. It can grow up to 15 meters in height but is usually smaller.The bark is greyish in colour and rough. Attractive clusters of pale yellow blossoms are followed by large, vase shaped gum-nuts about 2 cm long. The dark red, gum-like sap often seeps from wounds in the trunk, (see photo above right).
The blossoms produce a sweet nectar and can be dunked in a container of water to produce a sweet . . .