The rainbow eucalyptus is the most colourful tree in the world

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus deglupta or the “rainbow eucalyptus” is the most colourful tree in the world.

The previous season’s bark peels off in strips to reveal a brightly coloured new bark below, with vertical streaks of red, orange, green, purple, blue and grey.

Its original homes are the Philippines (particularly Mindanao Island), Indonesia and New Guinea. Now, it thrives in nearly every tropical and subtropical region of the world; Central America, the Caribbean, and South Pacific islands. It is the only eucalyptus species indigenous to the northern hemisphere.

It grows quickly, reaching a trunk diameter of 6 feet and soaring to over 200 feet!

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