Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mandanao Gum, Rainbow Gum

Eucalyptus deglupta

Myrtaceae

Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mandanao Gum, Rainbow Gum
An unusual fast growing tropical to semi-subtropical naturally evergreen tree that is best known for its multicolored display of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple hued new bark that is shown off once the strips of exfoliating bark peel away during summer growth. The young bark starts out a rich green and fades through the other colors to red over time. The Rainbow Eucalyptus is the only Eucalyptus species which occurs naturally in the Northern hemisphere. Considered hardy into zone 9, it is probably best suited to freeze free climates.

Reportedly hardy to the mid 20's, the trunks of young trees should most likely be protected from freezing temperatures. Larger, more mature trees will likely be more tolerant of short periods below freezing. Provide a well-draining, mineral soil in a full to mostly sunny location for the best results.

Grows To: 70-120'H++ x 30-60'W and larger

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,(9?)

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil & Moisture: Well-drained.

Deer Resistance: Not Likely To Be Bothered

Native To / Origin: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines

This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details

Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: All parts - Minor Toxicity if Ingested, Sap - Eye Irritation and/or Dermatitis

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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 17.99
Catalog ID# 11565
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