Rainbow Tree

Rainbow Trees also known as Eucalyptus deglupta, rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, orĀ rainbow gum are fascinating trees and are native to native to the Philippines, Indonesia and Papua new Guinea. But you can find them in a few other places of the world as well.

Roland and Norbert on a Rainbow Tree Excursion in San Diego California

Origin

The rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) is probably the most impressive member of the genus eucalyptus from the myrtle family (Myrtaceae) – hardly any traveler who has seen the tree with the multicolored trunk in its tropical home countries will ever forget it. The rainbow eucalyptus was first mentioned in the middle of the 18th century, fittingly as “Arbor multicolor”, ie as a “multi-colored tree”. Today it is mostly known as the rainbow tree.

Unlike most other eucalyptus species, the rainbow eucalyptus not only grows in the Philippines, but also in New Guinea, Sulawesi, Australia, and in the southern parts of the United States. It is the only one of its kind to be found in the northern hemisphere. It is grown on plantations to obtain wood fibers for paper production. You can grow the rainbow tree from seeds or order a live plant.

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