This is a large ornamental gumtree to 10 m with a pinkish cream spotted trunk, lemon scented leaves and cream flowers which appear in summer–autumn. Kings Park in Perth has a famous avenue of these trees which were planted in 1938. Unfortunately, this well known gum tree has become a serious weed invading Banksia woodland and killing the forest understorey.
In southern Western Australia from Perth to Busselton, it has become naturalised in Banksia and Tuart woodlands.
Spotted gum is spread by seed. It's also considered dangerous if planted in parks and gardens as it can drop large limbs.