Eucalyptus, Rainbow Gum Tree seeds - Heirloom Tree (Eucalyptus deglupta) - Striking and Colorful Bark
Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi, and Mindanao.
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.
Eucalyptus deglupta is cultivated as an ornamental tree, for planting in tropical and subtropical climate gardens and parks. The showy multi-colored streaks that cover the trunk are a distinctive landscape design element.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus deglupta Family: Myrtaceae Genus: Eucalyptus Species: Deglupta Variety: Common Name: Indonesian Gum, Mindanao Gum, Rainbow Eucalyptus, Rainbow Gum Height: 160-200 feet Minimum Hardiness Zone: 10 Growing Info, follow in order: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours Stratification: Cold stratify for 2 weeks Germination: Sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist