Rainbow Eucalyptus – in YOUR Backyard!

What’s orange, green, blue, yellow, red, brown…and up to 6 feet wide? A Rainbow Eucalyptus tree, of course! Believe it or not, these colorful beauties are all natural, with nothing but Mother Earth to credit for their eye-catching hues. Also known as the Mindanao Gum Trees, or Rainbow Gum Trees, they are the only Eucalyptus species found naturally growing in the Northern Hemisphere, but can also be found in New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. As the trees grow, layers of the outer bark shed at different times, eventually revealing a bright green inner bark. As more time passes, the bright green evolves into shades of blue, purple, orange, and maroon tones. And if the color wasn’t enough to catch your eye, these trees can grow up to 6 feet wide and over 200 feet tall!

Want to grow your own? Check out this video!

 

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