So the next time you pull out a blank sheet, just remember that it may have originally been something much more colorful. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 30, 2015: Hi, Pamela. The tree does need a lot of water, but you should probably contact an expert at a garden centre to see if placing it near a pond is the best location for the pond as well as the tree. frank nyikos from 8374 E State Rd 45 Unionville IN 47468 on May 04, 2015: Linda, I'm so glad this article was chosen as Hub of the Day. Thanks for the visit. Answer: Yes, as I mention in the article, rainbow eucalyptus produces fruits known as gum nuts or gumnuts. In addition to being used as a medicine, the oil is used as an insecticide and a fragrance component. Well-deserved as always. Slowly, over time, different layers fall off, while other exposed areas have already begun aging. Thanks :). What a beautiful tree! Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 16, 2015: Thanks for the visit, Rota! Yes, the tree is very beautiful! Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on February 15, 2015: I found this both remarkable and filled with much knowledge. Thank you for sharing Linda! This defense system helps the tree grow strong quickly, and the colors are a fortunate side effect for those of us with sight. Gum trees are a group of eucalyptus species with a smooth bark that is periodically shed. Question: At what age do the Rainbow Eucalyptus' bark colors become obvious? Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 08, 2015: Thank you very much for the lovely comment, Audrey. Rainbow eucalyptus trees differ in the amount and types of colour that they display, but they are all beautiful. They release a pleasant scent when crushed. Voted up and shared. As a bud matures, the operculum becomes dark and wrinkled. The name refers to the fact that the operculum covers the stamens and pistil. I think the rainbow eucalyptus is unusual and beautiful, too! Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 09, 2015: Thank you very much, Vellur. Thank you very much for the kind comment. Thank you so much for the comment, the vote and the share, ologsinquito! As our patron, you’ll become a member and join us in our effort to support the arts. The previous season’s bark peels off in strips to reveal a brightly colored new bark below. I had no idea this tree existed. The smell of the leaves are so refreshing. I'm back to say Congratulations about HOTD! Photo: Stock Photos from Danita Delmont/Shutterstock. Want to advertise with us? The trunk periodically sheds a strip of bark, revealing a green layer underneath. Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Great Hub! It's important to note that very hungry deer may eat plants that are classified as "resistant", however. I hope you find a rainbow eucalyptus one day. Professor David Lee is a botany professor at Florida International University who has explored the production of colour in plants. The things God has created is so awesome for the eyes to see. I'm too cold to have it grow outside. Its unique appearance has also made it quite popular amongst garden enthusiasts. Very interesting read. Thank you very much for the comment. The beautiful "Rosea" variety of Eucalyptus leucoxylon; the pink tassels are the stamens, Jean Tosti, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 License. I guess in some places people are used to the colours and also need to make money. That first photo is particularly fetching. Eucalyptus leaves are leathery and hang from the branches. I appreciate your visit and comment a great deal. The rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) is native to the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. The tree produces white flowers and has moderately wide, evergreen leaves. I live in South Florida and the trees are located in full sunlight close to an acre-sized pond. Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on April 27, 2016: That is one amazing tree Linda! Well-deserved! whonunuwho from United States on May 04, 2015: Beautiful work my friend and such a wonderful tree that is so representative of the painter's pallet. Repeated or heavy frost will kill them. Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on May 04, 2015: The rainbow eucalyptus is beautiful, interesting, and so very photogenic! The tree is often planted in the hope that it will develop an attractive trunk. Now I will have to find a source and see if I can bonsai one :-). Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on March 19, 2019: Larry Slawson from North Carolina on March 19, 2019: Wow! I hope you are able to see a rainbow eucalyptus in real life one day. Interestingly, the rainbow eucalyptus also has a high commercial value that has nothing to do with its color. I'd love to see a photo of your bonsai rainbow eucalyptus, hostaguy! It makes you want to travel to the Philippines to see it or Indonesia to see it. I agree - the bark does sometimes look like an abstract painting. Eucalyptus trees are most known for their fragrant leaves and for being the main food source for koalas, but did you know that they can also be quite colorful? I love the smell of eucalyptus, too! This was a very interesting and hub loaded with beautiful pictures. Hi, Shades-of-truth. Answer: I’ve read two reports related to your question from people who have rainbow eucalyptus trees. How beautiful! As I say, the rainbow eucalyptus requires a warm environment and moist soil and is intolerant to frost. This doesn't guarantee that their particular tree will develop similar hues, though. I appreciate your visit. More research needs to be performed in relation to its possible benefits, however. Question: Does the tree grow in zones 9 to 11 or zones 10 to 11? Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 04, 2015: Congratulations on the HOTD! Amazing pictures and the write up too. Some species in the genus produce copious amounts of oil, which is volatile as well as aromatic. Eucalyptus trees are common in the Andes mountains of Peru, but I´ve never seen this variety. It looks like someone splashed paint on it. On some trees, the colours are so vibrant and rich that they look artificial. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 05, 2015: How cool is that. This peculiar tree is called Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, and also known as the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. In the Philippines, the tree is harvested for pulp wood to make paper. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 06, 2015: Thanks, Flourish. They are often long, narrow, and spear-shaped, although some species (including the rainbow eucalyptus) have wider and more rounded leaves. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 04, 2015: Thank you for the visit and the comment, lyoness913. A very informative hub. I would love to own on for a lot of reasons, but one of the best would be to let it inspire me to write children's stores. The Missouri Botanical Garden says the tree grows best in zones 10 to 11. Is there anything I could do to protect it? I hope you do eventually get to see a tree in real life! Thank you for the comment and the congratulations, Thelma! Thanks for introducing it to me. Rumour says that koalas sleep so much due to the influence of the leaves' oil in their diet. Congrats on HOTD! You did a great job on it. Someone who wants to grow a tree should look at the colours that tend to develop in their part of the world, either in real-life specimens or in photos. What a beautiful tree, and beautiful hub! Answer: Unfortunately, no. I appreciate it. Had no idea such a trea existed. The overall effect is lovely and gives the tree its "rainbow" name. Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 07, 2015: Way cool and awesome hub. I hope to get a HOTD someday, when you'll return the favor. These trees are awesome. I appreciate the congratulations! We get a couple of snowy and frosty days a year. Nice one! How unfortunate that they're simply harvested for paper. The flowers of rainbow eucalyptus and its relatives are unusual. A lovely side effect of this process is the changing colour of the trunk. If there’s room in a garden, it’s better to allow some extra space in case the tree becomes large, and its roots spread a long distance from the trunk. Congratulations on the Hub of the Day award! 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