Eucalyptus deglupta, the Rainbow Eucalyptus
A unique species from the Philippines, through Indonesia to New Guinea, Eucalyptus deglupta is referred to as the ‘Rainbow’ Eucalyptus for the color of its trunk and the Minandao Gum
It is a large growing tree originally from sub tropical to tropical areas, grown for timber and paper pulp it has become of interest in Australia as an ornamental tree.
It is the multi colored trunks that show deep red, orange and blue stripes, changing as the bark sheds during the year. Particularly attractive after rain in Australia it does require a frost free environment, however it is now grown as far south as Sydney, and could survive further south in the right location.
The tree has a habit of peeling bark which reveals a white to pale green color, this ages to the ‘rainbow color’ which is so popular.
The big issue is cold hardiness. Even in New South Wales, in the colder areas such as the southern highlands, in cold winters Eucalyptus deglupta can suffer from die back or worse.
Eucalyptus deglupta is available for sale from the following growers
RAINBOW EUCALYPTUS AUSTRALIA – Phone 0417055645
21 Banksia Street Hill Top NSW 2575
Specialist Eucalyptus deglupta Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mindanaonnursery tube stock wholesale and retail.