Eucalyptus dalrympleana is a tall to very tall tree usually up to 40m in height and 1 - 1.5m in diameter, but under favourable conditions it may exceed 60m with diameters over 2m.
On elevated plateaus with poor drainage it may occur as a small to medium sized tree. It usually has a straight trunk with a moderately large, somewhat open branched crown.
Mountain gum occurs in mountain forests on the steep upper slopes of central and southern tablelands of Victoria and New South Wales.
In Tasmania it is fairly common to the hilly and mountainous parts of the central plateau and in the Northeast.
This species occurs on a wide range of soil types from sandy to heavy clay soils with parent rock materials of granite, sandstone, dolerite and shales.
Best development is on deep, red or red-brown loams, with clay subsoil.
- Average germs/kg: 200 000
- Mature tree height 40 - 60m.