Did you know that Eucalyptus deglupta is the only Eucalyptus species that usually lives in rainforest, with a natural range that extends into the northern hemisphere?
Rainbow eucalyptus - Eucalyptus deglupta
Eucalyptus deglupta is a species of tall tree, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum. Eucalyptus deglupta is native to the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea and is the only Eucalyptus species that usually lives in rainforest, with a natural range that extends into the northern hemisphere. It is one of only four eucalypt species out of more than seven hundred that do not occur in Australia. It is characterized by multi-colored bark.
Eucalyptus deglupta is a fast-growing, huge evergreen tree, usually growing 35 - 60 metres tall, with occasional specimens up to 75 metres. The bole, which can be up to 240cm in diameter, is generally of good form, comprising 50 - 70% of the total tree height, sometimes with buttresses 3 - 4 metres tall.
While its height is impressive, itís really the treeís multicolor bark that makes it stand out. It has smooth, orange-tinted bark that sheds in strips, revealing streaks of pale green, red, orange, grey, and purplish brown. The branchlets are roughly square in cross section, often with narrow wings on the corners.