|Eucalyptus elata, Melbourne|
|E. elata, field distribution|
Eucalyptus elata, River peppermint, River white gum, is a medium to tall tree with rough bark on the lower trunk, compact with narrow longitudinal fissures, dark grey, shedding above in long ribbons, often remaining in the crown, to leave a smooth, grey, cream or whitish surface.
Adult leaves are stalked, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate to 12 x 2.8 cm, green.
White flowers appear in spring to summer.
E. elata is widely cultivated as a street and ornamental tree for its beautiful upper smooth bark, rich green foliage and profusion of flowers that appear in spherical masses.
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Add on: They are more suited to water logged soil then most other varieties of Eucalyptus grown in the ACT, Australia region and surrounds.