Eucalyptus deglupta Blume
Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mindano Gum, Rainbow Gum, Indonesian Gum
The genus Eucalyptus was described and named in 1788 by the French botanist l’Héritier. Rainbow eucalpytus is a native of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Phillippines. In North America, it is naturalized only in Hawaii. It is the only eucalyptus found naturally in the northern hemisphere.
Identification: This species of eucalyptus can reach as much as 250' (76 m) in height. This is the most stunning and unique tree trunk that I have ever seen. The common name “rainbow eucalyptus” comes from its smooth bark, which may be yellow, orange, brown, blue, red, or purple, as well as bright green after peeling. No other tree shows such unique coloration in the trunk. It prefers full sun. It is planted as an ornamental tree, for its dramatic bark, and also forested for timber and ornamental wood.
Eucalyptus deglupta on eucalyptusdeglupta.com
Eucalyptus deglupta on www.kuriositas.com
Eucalyptus deglupta on the World Agroforestry Centre’s AgroForestryTree Database
Eucalyptus deglupta on www.tradewindsfruit.com
Eucalyptus deglupta on Wikipedia
Eucalyptus deglupta on www.princeofpalms.com
Eucalyptus deglupta on Forest & Kim Starr's Plants of Hawaii site
Eucalyptus deglupta at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Eucalyptus deglupta description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 24 Feb 2012.