Black Sallee Eucalyptus Tree
A very popular cold hardy Eucalyptus, the Black Sallee Eucalyptus Tree has proven itself a reliable choice for the Pacific Northwest. It is valued for its smooth peeling bark that reveals a patchwork of soft browns and greens. Slightly slower growing than other eucalypts, the tree may eventually reach 50′. The name Sallee is thought to be in reference to the willow genus (Salix), to which it bears some resemblance.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus stellulata
Site and Soil: Black Sallee Eucalyptus likes full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Hardiness: Alpine Snow Gum is hardy to approx. 5º F.
Size at Maturity: 50 ft. in height by 30 ft. width
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7b