Rainbow Eucalyptus

Monday, January 14, 2013




Rainbow Eucalyptus or Eucalyptus Deglupta is also known as Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum. It is a tall tree and its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao.



[photo: Christopher Martin Photography]


The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.

In the present day this tree is grown widely around the world in tree plantations, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper. It is the dominant species used for pulpwood plantations in the Philippines.



[photo: Christopher Martin Photography]

Eucalyptus deglupta showy multi-coloured streaks that cover the trunk are a distinctive landscape design element.


[photo: Christopher Martin Photography]

[photo: Christopher Martin Photography]

[photo: Megan Matsumoto Photography]

[photo: Megan Matsumoto Photography]

[photo: Amelia]

[photo: Forest & Ken Starr]

It looks like the Gramma Graffiti yarn bombers changed mediums and started using sharpies!

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