Eucalyptus salmonophloia typically grows 4 to 30 metres high with a width of up to 8 metres wide. Bark smooth throughout, pale grey over salmon-pink to cream, shedding in flakes.
The wood of Eucalyptus salmonophloia is very strong and durable and was once used extensively for mining timber, firewood and railway sleepers, now much depleted over its natural range.
A small to medium-sized tree endemic to Western Australia, very common and widespread in the wheatbelt and goldfields, from the eastern Darling Range to Cundeelee east of Kalgoorlie. The bark is smooth, pale grey and cream in winter and spring and conspicuously salmon-coloured in summer and autumn. The adult leaves are very glossy, green.