From the mountainous areas of Tasmania this gum tree should prove hardy to at least -10°C. Great as a windbreak, although best positioned in a spot set back from the coast/away from very exposed sites. It has the potential to grow into a tall tree of 10-20m/32-65ft or more in the right conditions, but it can be controlled by pruning or coppicing. An attractive tree, it bears smooth cream-dark grey and long, lanceolate leaves once mature. It should be planted in a moist but well drained soil.