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Eucalyptus is commonly associated with Australia’s koalas (a small bear) eating its leaves with fun, But Eucalyptus species are found naturally in tropical rain forests of the Northern Hemisphere, the bark of the tree have rainbow colors. This peculiar tree trunk is called Rainbow eucalyptus (Latin Eucalyptus deglupta).
Rainbow eucalyptus are originally from Mindanao, Philippines. Due to Rainbow Eucalyptus, the island name was changed to Mindanao gum. In 1929, Rainbow Eucalyptus was imported in Hawaii, where they grows well, as well as in South Florida.
Rainbow Eucalyptus is growing very rapidly in a tropical rain forest of the Northern Hemisphere. the height of the tree is 70 meters long in South Florida in cool winters rainbow eucalyptus tree grows slowly, but in the summer there growth increased by 2.5 to 3 meters. Eucalyptus leaves are grown throughout the year.
The top layer of the bark of the tree are grown annually. Moreover, it is grown in the different areas at different times.
Young bark is in bright green color. Then, over time it will get dark and blue, purple, orange and maroon colors. Before the detached part of the crust becomes brown.
Young and old bark alternate, forming a bizarre rainbow pattern , which changes all the time, representing a sample of living abstract painting.
Thus, the different colors indicate areas of the tree.
This tree is grown for ornamental purposes because of the beautiful colored bands, which cover the trunk, but rainbow eucalyptus has a number of valuable qualities.
Rainbow Eucalyptus is rarely damaged by pests and diseases.
Another feature of the rainbow eucalyptus trees are that they do not produce an essential oil, like other the genus Eucalyptus.
It would seem that such an unusual tree should be protected by the state, but in fact it is not the case. Rainbow eucalyptus are used in the most trivial of purposes, to produce high quality white paper.
From the distance of the tree, it doesn’t seem beautiful, it look like a weird colors , but from near the rainbow eucalyptus tree trunks seem beautiful with a impressionist painting.