The Australian willow quickly grows into a medium size evergreen tree with a rounded form, 20-35 ft. tall, 20-30 ft. wide. Foliage is comprised of narrow pale green leaves, 4-6 in. long, to 3/8 in. wide, that hang downward from branches to create a weeping character. Inconspicuous clusters of small creamy-white flowers occur in late fall to early winter.
Australian willow is native to warm and dry interior regions of Australia where annual rainfall varies between 6-15 in. and long periods of drought are common. It is a popular tree throughout the Inland Empire where it grows best in deep well-drained heavy to sandy loam soils. It is a good garden tree for its shade and graceful foliage character; it is also planted as a street tree.