Also known as Brush Box, this is a common but enigmatic tree. It is very adaptable and grows as a small tree in coastal woodland and medium open forest or woodland but gets up to over 20m with large boles in wet upland eucalypt forests. Older plants can sometimes have a very charismatic branching, making it look like a giant bonsai.
When not in flower this tree can be rather non-descript. However the fine reticulate venation and mildy scurfy young alternately arranged leaves helps with identifying it. The bark is also very papery, almost like Paperbarks but somewhat more brittle.