Rainbow Eucalyptus–The Most Colorful Tree on Earth

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These trees may look like they've been painted on, but these colors are all natural. This peculiar tree is called Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, and also known as the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. The multi-coloured streaks on its trunk comes from patches of outer bark that are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.

Eucalyptus deglupta is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. It grows naturally in New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. Now, this tree is cultivated widely around the world, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper, and also for ornamental purposes.

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20 comments:

  1. Too bad it doesn't go to the pic and show you what it teases..that's what it's called; a tease!! piss off!

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  2. i see all the pictures just fine, johnbear_l

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  3. Grow your own Rainbow Eucalyptus from seed: http://www.princeofpalms.com/dir/wordpress/

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  4. i have never seen even a photo of these rainbow eucalyptus! very cool! beautiful photos...thahks for sharing....

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  5. How can I get one of these eucalyptus trees they are very beautiful ...

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    1. I can get you one but it will cost you

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  6. where can I find these trees in Mindanao? thanks!

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  7. It's so nice. We don't have Rainbow eucalyptus in Vietnam. How and where can we get seedlings?

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  8. is this thing even real?!?!

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  9. Another perfect creation from God for us humans to enjoy.

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  10. Just visited Maui this past week and saw these beautiful trees for the first time on the 'Road to Hana'. Other than Miami, I'm wondering where else on the mainland these might grow? I know they can't handle cold weather so, it would have to be someplace in the South. Anyone have any ideas??

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  11. Is it natural or a kind of disease, I didn't understand. Any ways, it looks beautiful.

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  12. Thanks for the pics. very beautiful!

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  13. The origin of rainbow eucalyptus specie is still a question mark for ecologists. A few consider the origin to be South America while others Australia...http://www.worldfortravel.com/2014/05/04/rainbow-eucalyptus-trees-maui-hawaii/

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  14. I ordered one 3ft tall over a month ago & it's growing wonderfully. Constant watering & full sun. Mine was almost $100. It included S&H. I live in Ga & ordered from Fla.
    Aroidia Research-http://eucalyptusdeglupta.com

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    1. Where in Ga do you live?
      Has it gone through a winter yet?

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  15. Eucalyptus deglupta also known as Bagras to locals.

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  16. Hello! we used one of the images on our FB page (CMA Mental Arithmetic Philippines) and credit you as our source. Thanks!

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