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Eucalyptus deglupta


Eucalyptus deglupta

Common Name: Rainbow Eucalyptus

Origin: Philippines, Papua New Guinea

Height: In nature, it can reach 220ft, however normally averages around 80 ft. tall

Light: Partial to full sun

Water: Keep moist


Comments: Eucalyptus deglupta originates from the rainforests of Mindanao, which is the southernmost and easternmost island in the Philippine island group. It is a gorgeous, columnar, tall tree with peeling bark that displays a rainbow of colors. It is a fast grower, though it can be kept to a much smaller size if desired. Generally likes a lot of water and naturally grows in a rain-forest environment. It prefers a humid, tropical climate, unlike Eucalyptus species native to Australia.

This species is hardy to 26-28⁰F, but only for brief periods; it will not stand intense or prolonged frosts. It is planted as an ornamental street tree in tropical regions for its beautiful bark and stately appearance. The heartwood is red and is used as a timber and ornamental wood. Leaves have pleasant, spicy aroma emanating from essential oils, like most eucalyptus plants, however it is not as strong in this species.