Scientific name Eucalyptus propinqua
|Similar Eucalyptus punctata, Eucalyptus resinifera, Corymbia intermedia, Eucalyptus acmenoides, Eucalyptus microcorys|
Eucalyptus propinqua, known as the Grey Gum or Small fruited Grey Gum is a common eucalyptus tree of eastern Australia.
It can grow to 50 metres in height, though is mostly seen between 20 and 30 metres tall. Growing north from Wyong in New South Wales up to south east Queensland, in high rainfall areas, prone to fire. Leaves eaten by koalas. Yellow-bellied gliders eat the sap of the Grey Gum.
The timber is very hard and heavy. Used for poles, piles, sleepers, heavy engineering construction, marine construction, flooring, and decking.