Open tree to about 20 m tall. Bark brownish, becoming grey-white. Branchlets thick, reddish, hairy at first. Leaves large, broad, ovate, cordate, mostly 9-12 cm long, double toothed with about 9-12 pairs of veins; colouring deep yellow in autumn. Female catkins in clusters of 3-4, to 7 cm long; early spring. Seed wings much larger than the central nut.
Large cordate leaves.
VIC: Dandenongs (R.J.Hamer Arboretum, planted 1976).
Source: (1997). Betulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.