Bark from a rainbow eucalyptus. Older bark layers in shades of pastel purple,blues, rusty red, and burnt orange peel away to reveal younger layers in chartreuse and light/dark green hues.
**MOST COLORED TREE IN THE WORLD!!!!**............................
•Eucalyptus deglupta - Myrtaceae
Common Names: Mindanao Gum, Rainbow Eucalyptus, Rainbow Bark
•Native To: Islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans
•Habit: Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
•Sunset Zones: 5 - 6 and 8 - 24
•Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
•Water Needs: Moist to Dry Soil
•Soil Type: Loam or Sand
•Soil pH: Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline
•Seaside Tolerance: Good in Mild Zone
•Height: 65 feet
•Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Season
•Longevity: 50 to 150 years
•Leaves: Dark Green. Evergreen.
•Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
•Fruit: Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), , fruiting in Summer or Fall.
•Bark: Striking , Purple, Red Brown or Multicolored, Exfoliating or Scaly
•Pest & Disease: Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Oak Root Rot and Root Rot
•Shading Capacity: Rated as Moderate in Leaf
•Branch Strength: Rated as Medium
•Litter Issue: Dry Fruit
•Root Damage Potential: Rated as Moderate
•Health Hazard: None Known
............................It is the world’s fastest-growing forestry tree, cultivated mainly for pulpwood on plantations throughout the tropics. It also provides a source of hardwood timber for use in cabinet-making, construction and joinery. In the Philippines the even-textured wood is known as “Bagras” or Southern Mahogany and in Papua New Guinea, “Kamarere” is a major export timber. E. deglupta is one of four eucalypt species not endemic to Australia, and is the only eucalypt to occur naturally in the northern hemisphere..................As an ornamental specimen, E. deglupta is popularly admired for its multi-coloured “painted” appearance, from whence the common name, “Rainbow Eucalyptus” originated. Fine layers of bark exuviate in strips of varying shape and size, revealing a smooth, white to pale green surface, which with age turns to vibrant green, grey, pink, red, orange, blue, and purple. The rainbow effect is most impressive on habitat specimens, and tends to diminish the further the tree is found growing from the tropics. .................
Sow surface and slightly cover with soil. Water regulary, but don''t overwater. They can directly be planted outdoors after all danger of frost. It is recommendable to start them in pots due to strong root development. Will germinate within 3 weeks. Very easy