Small to medium sized tree narrow at first, becoming broad with erect sometimes slightly contorted branches. Leaves roundish, twisted, wavy and folded with deep irregular, incurved teeth in the upper half.
Reputed to be somewhat resistant to Dutch Elm disease.
Mature trees rare but young stock now available in the nursery trade.
Discovered c.1826 in an English nursery.
Vic: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, 19.5 m tall in 1983 in front of Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage); Buninyong (6 street trees in main street); Footscray (Park). Tas: Hobart (Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens).