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'Sheila' Black Sallee Eucalytpus stellulata
'Sheila' Black Sallee Eucalytpus stellulata

Myrtaceae Eucalyptus Stellulata Sheila

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Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii
Grows InZone 6B · -5° to 0° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained, Poorly Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorWhite
BloomsSummer Blooms, Fall Foliage, Winter Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorGrey / Silver, Medium Green
Average Height30' to 40'
Average Width20' to 30', 30' to 50'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About 'Sheila' Black Sallee Eucalytpus stellulata

Eucalyptus Stellulata 'Sheila' is a fast growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6B through 11. It matures to an average height of 30 feet to 40 feet and an average width of 20 feet to 50 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained, moderately drained or moderately wet. In the summer 'Sheila' Black Sallee Eucalyptus Stellulata produces white flowers. The foliage is grey / silver and medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

'Sheila' Black Sallee Eucalyptus Stellulata can be useful in the landscape as a buffer or screen, to provide shade, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands or to frame the corners of a home or other building and also in bog gardens.

More about 'Sheila' Eucalyptus stellulata...

Noteworthy Characteristics

Nick-named ‘Sheila’, Aussie for “Girl," Eucalyptus stellulata ‘Sheila’ is a medium sized tree and one of the best eucalyptus to use as a shade tree. All grown up she reaches to about 35 to 40 feet tall and has a mature shape that resembles an old, rounded oak. It has rather short adult leaves with parallel veins, and it is therefore sometimes considered a "snow gum," but interestingly the juvenile leaves are rounded, opposite and sessile. Tiny fruit pods are preceded by intriguing, attractive, star-shaped flowers. The bark is an outstanding olive green, copper and white, and peels on the upper trunk and limbs. Unlike the true snow gums, it inhabits valley floors and boggy places where the drainage is too poor for other snow gums. The perfect choice for a wet area in the landscape where you want a large tree. 'Sheila' is disease resistant and long-lived, easy to control, responds well to pruning, and is highly rated for cold hardiness. 


USDA Hardiness Zones & Details: 6a-11 (please see details below)

In Atlanta, Georgia, 10 month old trees had minimal leaf damage and looked great after a brutal winter (2013/2014) where temps reached 6 degrees F.  In Western, NC, 10 month old trees - that froze to the ground at -10 degrees - are growing vigorously from their base.


Culture & Care Tips

Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Boggy to well-drained moist, slightly acidic (5.5 to 6.5 pH)
Water Needs: In the absence of adequate rainfall, water as need to keep soil moist.


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