The Rainbow Eucalyptus - A Beautiful Tree with a Colourful Trunk

The bark of a rainbow eucalyptus tree growing in Hawaii
The bark of a rainbow eucalyptus tree growing in Hawaii | Source

The Unusual and Beautiful Rainbow Eucalyptus

The rainbow eucalyptus is an unusual tree with a very beautiful trunk. The trunk periodically sheds a strip of bark, revealing a green layer underneath. The green layer then changes colour. The shedding and colour change happen at different times in different parts of the trunk. In addition, a variety of new colours are produced. The overall effect is lovely and gives the tree its "rainbow" name.

We're used to beautiful colours in the flowers and fruits of trees and in their autumn leaves, but a coloured trunk is an oddity. The rainbow eucalyptus is greatly admired and is often planted deliberately, either for its colours or for its other benefits. It's an interesting and impressive tree.

Rainbow eucalyptus trees
Rainbow eucalyptus trees | Source
The distribution of Eucalyptus; the rainbow eucalyptus is the only species whose range extends into the northern hemisphere
The distribution of Eucalyptus; the rainbow eucalyptus is the only species whose range extends into the northern hemisphere | Source

Eucalyptus Trees and Shrubs

All eucalyptus trees and shrubs belong to the genus Eucalyptus, which is in the myrtle family, or the Myrtaceae. The trees are native to Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. Most grow in Australia, which contains hundreds of species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus trees are very popular and grow as introduced or cultivated plants in many parts of the world.

Koalas and Eucalyptus Leaves

The main component of a koala's diet is eucalyptus leaves. Rumour says that koalas sleep so much due to the influence of the eucalyptus oil in their diet. In reality, the digestion of eucalyptus leaves requires a lot of energy and provides limited nutrition. By sleeping up to twenty hours a day, koalas reduce their energy expenditure.

The beautiful "Rosea" variety of Eucalyptus leucoxylon; the pink tassels are the stamens
The beautiful "Rosea" variety of Eucalyptus leucoxylon; the pink tassels are the stamens | Source

Eucalyptus Flowers

The rainbow eucalyptus and its relatives have some interesting features. The flowers are unusual and have no petals or sepals. They do have stamens and a pistil, however. The stamens are the male reproductive organs and the pistil is the female organ.

The flower buds take the form of a capsule containing the stamens and pistil. The capsule has a conical lid called an operculum. As a bud matures, the operculum becomes dark and wrinkled. When the bud is ready to open, the stamens expand, pushing the operculum off the top of the capsule. The stamens and the pistil then emerge from the bud. The numerous stamens look like tassels and surround the single, green pistil.

The name "eucalyptus" comes from two Greek words - "eu", which means well, and "calyptos", which means covered. The name refers to the fact that the operculum covers the stamens and pistil.

After pollination and fertilization have taken place, the capsule becomes a woody fruit, which contains the seeds. The fruits are often known as gum nuts (or gumnuts). Pollination is usually carried out by bees.

Eucalyptus tereticornis with leaves, flower buds or capsules, flowers and fruits
Eucalyptus tereticornis with leaves, flower buds or capsules, flowers and fruits | Source

Eucalyptus Leaves and Oil

Eucalyptus leaves are leathery and hang from the branches. They are often long, narrow and spear-shaped, although some species have wider and more rounded leaves. The leaves contain oil glands.

Some species of eucalyptus produce copious amounts of a volatile and aromatic oil. When a large number of trees grow near each other, the evaporated oil sometimes forms a mist in the air. Eucalyptus oil may have some health benefits, including opening up the airways in people with breathing problems. In addition to being used as a medicine, the oil is used as an insecticide and a fragrance component.

Eucalyptus oil must be sufficiently diluted before use. Concentrated oil can be dangerous if it's taken internally or if it comes into contact with the skin. The active ingredient in the oil is known as eucalyptol or cineol. Eucalyptol is a useful but potentially toxic chemical.

The trunk of a rainbow eucalyptus
The trunk of a rainbow eucalyptus | Source

The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree and its Bark

The rainbow eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus deglupta) is native to the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It's also known as the Mindanao gum tree after the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Gum trees are a group of eucalyptus species which have a smooth bark that is periodically shed.

The multicoloured trunk of the rainbow eucalyptus is a unique and highly appreciated feature. Green, orange, yellow, rusty red, maroon, brown, purple and blue areas may all be visible on the trunk. On some trees the colours are so vibrant and rich that they look artificial. On others the colours have a pastel hue. The colours may be less impressive when the tree is growing outside its native habitat.

The colours of the trunk change as patches or strips of bark in different spots are shed and the underlying area changes from green to another colour. This process also means that no two rainbow eucalyptus trees look the same. The tree is often referred to as a "living work of art".

Rainbow eucalyptus trees different in the amount and types of colour that they display, but they are all beautiful.
Rainbow eucalyptus trees different in the amount and types of colour that they display, but they are all beautiful. | Source

The Life of a Rainbow Eucalyptus

Like many other eucalyptus trees, the rainbow eucalyptus grows quickly and may become very tall. The mature tree may reach a height of a hundred to a hundred and fifty feet in its native habitat - or even taller - but only sixty to eighty feet in other areas. The mature trunk is six to eight feet in diameter.

The tree produces white flowers and has moderately wide leaves. The leaves produce an oil and release a pleasant scent when crushed. They make much less oil than the leaves of some other species of eucalyptus, though, and aren't used for the commercial production of eucalyptus oil. In the Philippines the rainbow eucalyptus is harvested for pulp wood to make paper.

A Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

Why Does the Rainbow Eucalyptus Have a Colourful Trunk?

The beautiful and often awesome colours produced by the trunk of the rainbow eucalyptus attract a lot of attention. Very little work has been done to discover why the different colours are produced, however.

Professor David Lee is a botany professor at Florida International University who has explored the production of colour in plants. Based on a brief investigation, he has come up with a tentative theory to explain the colour change in the rainbow eucalyptus tree trunk.

According to Professor Lee, the trunk of the rainbow eucalyptus produces a succession of thin, smooth barks. Each layer of bark is covered by a thin, transparent layer of cells which allows us to see the chlorophyll stored in the cells underneath. Chlorophyll is the green pigment that traps the light energy used in photosynthesis.

As the surface of the trunk ages, the transparent cells on the top of the outermost bark layer become filled with pigments called tannins. Tannins may be yellow, brown or red in colour, depending on the type. The combination of different amounts and kinds of tannins and a reduction in the amount of the underlying chlorophyll may be responsible for the varying colours seen on the trunk of the rainbow eucalyptus.

Tips For Growing a Rainbow Eucalyptus from Seeds

Shedding Bark

The coloured part of the rainbow eucalyptus bark is eventually shed in strips, revealing a new green layer underneath. The process of tannin accumulation and chlorophyll reduction is then repeated. The shedding of the bark may reduce the growth of plants and parasites on the tree's trunk.

Cultivated Rainbow Eucalyptus

Rainbow eucalyptus trees are an impressive landscaping element. If they're used as an ornamental tree they should be planted in an area where their trunks will remain visible. They need a warm environment and do best in a tropical or subtropical climate. The trees may survive one night of light frost, but they are frost-intolerant plants. Repeated or heavy frost will kill them.

Rainbow eucalyptus is sold as a young tree in a pot or as seeds. The seeds are tiny and may be difficult to handle. In some places rainbow eucalyptus grows in botanical gardens, enabling people to admire the plant without growing their own tree.

There are some drawbacks to growing rainbow eucalyptus. The trees require a lot of water. They can be messy because they frequently shed strips from their bark. They can also reach a large size and take up a lot of space. Furthermore, it's hard to predict how colourful a particular tree will become as it matures. For many lovers of rainbow eucalyptus, however, these disadvantages are no problem. For them, the potential beauty of the tree makes growing one very worthwhile.

A grove of rainbow eucalyptus trees - beautiful trees to observe and grow
A grove of rainbow eucalyptus trees - beautiful trees to observe and grow | Source

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Dip Mtra 22 months ago from World Citizen

Great hub Alicia. Your research is awesome, unless you are a botanist yourself. Have you seen any of these trees with the different colors while shedding their bark? Voted up.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Dip. Thanks for the comment and the vote. Although I've known about the rainbow eucalyptus for a long time, I haven't seen one in real life. I wish there was a tree growing near my home. I'd love to see and photograph it!


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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

Oh WOW! I had no idea such a tree existed. It is beautiful, isn't it? Thank you for sharing this....what a treat!


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the comment, Bill. Yes, the tree is beautiful as well as unusual. It can certainly be very impressive!


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ArtDiva 22 months ago from Yountville, CA

What a beautiful tree. I had a stand of Eucalyptus in my yard when living in Oakland, CA, up in the hills, and even those have multi-colored bark—creme, beige, taupe with a sort of burnt orange coloring. They have a wonderful scent, also. Eucalyptus wood is also very hard and a slow burning wood for winter fires.


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MsDora 22 months ago from The Caribbean

I would think it worthwhile too to clean up after such a beautiful tree. Thanks for sharing all these marvelous facts.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, ArtDiva. Thanks for sharing the information. I'm hoping to visit California in the not too distant future because I know that there are rainbow eucalyptus trees growing there. I will definitely have my camera with me!


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the comment, Dora. I would be prepared to clean up the bark shed by a rainbow eucalyptus, too!


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ArtDiva 22 months ago from Yountville, CA

Hi, again! It's possible there are some in Sonoma county. I live in Yountville, just outside of Napa, and up the road from Sonoma. There are several groves of Eucalyptus in this whole area. Now, I"m curious, will have to go out and look and see what variety they are. If you get up this way, stop in and say hello.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

I'd love to meet you, ArtDiva! There are so many places in the world that I want to visit, but I know that a trip to most of these places is highly unlikely. California is doable, though. I've been there once, but I want to explore the state in more detail.


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Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

I would be awestruck if I were to see one of these beauties live and in person! I have never heard of the rainbow eucalyptus tree.

It looks as if an artist painted on the trunk, as it so much like real paint. The colors are so vivid and beyond beautiful.

What a lovely creation in the world. I would love to have one no matter the mess. It would be worthwhile to me to have one.

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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Faith. I think the tree is beautiful, too. It's a wonderful plant. Thank you very much for the comment, the votes and the shares. Many blessings to you.


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn.

The Eucalyptus trees are stunning! I've not had the pleasure of seeing one. Eucalyptus essential oil is one of my favorite oils. Thanks for paying tribute to this amazing, colorful tree. Voted up and across (not funny) and will pin and share.

Audrey


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DDE 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

A beautifully presented hub! I like the photos and have not heard of this unique tree. Voted up, interesting and useful.


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CatherineGiordano 22 months ago from Orlando Florida

Tis is absolutely amazing. I had never heard of this although I lived in Hawaii for two years. I'm voting up and sharing.


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Sam Montana 22 months ago

That is really interesting. I have never before seen a picture of this tree. For a short time I lived outside of Oakland, in Orinda, and never noticed or paid attention to the eucalyptus trees.


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Fred Arnold 22 months ago from Clearwater, FL

Very unique topic. I loved the pictures and this will definitely be an addition to my significant other and I's garden!

-Fred


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you so much for the votes, the pin and the share, Audrey! I appreciate your visit and comment.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you, Devika. As always, I appreciate your comment and votes very much.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Catherine. I think it's an amazing tree, too! Thank you very much for the vote and the share.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Sam. I think that trees are very interesting. It's fun to examine them in detail! Thank you for the comment.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Fred. I hope you have success with a rainbow eucalyptus if you grow one. Where I live there are frosts and sometimes snow in the winter, so the tree wouldn't survive. If I lived in a warmer climate and had the space I would definitely plant one.


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heidithorne 22 months ago from Chicago Area

Oh my goodness! I'd love to see these for real someday. Thanks for sharing this beautiful natural wonder. Voted up, beautiful and interesting!


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colorfulone 22 months ago from Minnesota

I have been seeing more and more about the Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees on Facebook in the past year. They are beautiful and amazing to me.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Heidi. I agree - the tree is a natural wonder! Thank you very much for the votes.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

The trees are beautiful and amazing to me, too, colorfulone. I appreciate your visit and comment.


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Fred Arnold 22 months ago from Clearwater, FL

The fruits of living in Florida! Haha :)

-Fred


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firstday 22 months ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Someone recently posted a picture of one of the Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree on TSU and I could not believe my eyes. Thanks for your posting so we can enjoy this tree.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Yes, that's a definite benefit, Fred!


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, firstday. Yes, the rainbow eucalyptus trees with the vivid colours are truly amazing. I like the ones with the palers colours, too. I think they're so pretty. Thank you for commenting.


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LadyFiddler 22 months ago from Somewhere in the West

WAW!!! The things God has created is so awesome for the eyes to see. That tree looks so beautiful as it sheds it skin/bark "pretty isn't it"

Thanks for taking the time to share with us :)


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Lady Fiddler. Yes, the tree is very beautiful! Thank you for the visit. I appreciate it.


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hostaguy 22 months ago from 8374 E State Rd 45 Unionville IN 47468

Cool. Now I will have to find a source and see if I can bonsai one :-)


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, hostaguy. It would be wonderful if a rainbow eucalyptus could grow as a bonsai tree! Thanks for commenting.


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Pamela99 22 months ago from United States

I think this is a gorgeous tree. I never saw a tree with a trunk so beautifully colored. I obviously need to travel to Australia! This was a very interesting and hub loaded with beautiful pictures.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Pamela. I agree - it is a gorgeous tree. It's been introduced to Hawaii, Florida and California and also grows naturally in countries near Australia, so you may not have to travel far to find a tree. I think the journey would definitely be worthwhile! Thank you very much for the comment.


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ologsinquito 22 months ago from USA

That tree shown in the video is amazing. These would make beautiful ornamental trees if you live in the right type of climate. I can see why people would want them. Great article. Voted up and shared.


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Shades-of-truth 22 months ago from USA

Wow! I have not been to Hawaii, but my husband has. I am going to ask him if he saw these spectacular trees when he was there. Gorgeous article!


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you so much for the comment, the vote and the share, ologsinquito! The rainbow eucalyptus would certainly be a beautiful ornamental tree. I'd love to be able to grow one.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Shades-of-truth. I went to Hawaii many years ago, but I don't remember seeing a rainbow eucalyptus tree. I'm sure I would have photographed it if I had! Thank you very much for the comment.


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poetryman6969 22 months ago

That first photo is particularly fetching. How lovely!


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

I agree, poetryman6969 - it's a lovely photo of a particularly colourful tree. Thanks for the visit.


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vespawoolf 22 months ago from Peru, South America

I´d never heard of this tree until reading your Hub. Eucalyptus trees are common in the Andes mountains of Peru, but I´ve never seen this variety. How beautiful! I hope to see it in person someday.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, vespawoolf. I hope you are able to see a rainbow eucalyptus in real life one day. It certainly is a lovely tree.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

How cool is that. If I had one in my yard I fear I would be so by it that I would never do anything but adore it.

Spectacular...thanks for the introduction

Voted up++++ Shared

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the lovely comment and for the vote and share, Patricia. I appreciate your visit and the beautiful angels that you send. I would be constantly looking at my rainbow eucalyptus if I had one in my garden, too!


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FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA

Great hub! It looks like someone splashed paint on it. How unfortunate that they're simply harvested for paper.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks, Flourish. I guess in some places people are used to the colours and also need to make money. It would be hard for me to see a rainbow eucalyptus destroyed, though!


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Vellur 22 months ago from Dubai

Great hub about the Rainbow Eucalyptus. The peeling bark is really beautiful. The smell of the leaves are so refreshing.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much, Vellur. I love the smell of eucalyptus, too!


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Peggy W 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

The closeup photos of that bark almost looks like an abstract painting. Beautiful colors! Pinning this to my trees board. Interesting hub Alicia!


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks for the comment and the pin, Peggy! I agree - the bark does sometimes look like an abstract painting. It's certainly beautiful.


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aviannovice 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I found this both remarkable and filled with much knowledge. Thanks once again for piquing my curiosity and answering so many questions.


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the kind comment, Deb!


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Rota 22 months ago

Gosh, what a pretty tree. I don't think I've ever seen it here in Australia. But I will definitely be on the lookout for it from now on!


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks for the visit, Rota! I hope you find a rainbow eucalyptus one day.


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Kristen Howe 21 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Way cool and awesome hub. So unusual and pretty at the same time. Voted up!


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AliciaC 21 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much, Kristen. I appreciate the comment and the vote!


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Besarien 20 months ago

The colors are stunning! I had no idea this tree existed. Thanks for introducing it to me. Voted up!


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AliciaC 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the comment and the vote, Besarian!


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FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

I'm back to say Congratulations about HOTD! Well done!


stevbonhage 19 months ago

Nice one! Had no idea such a trea existed. Good read with loads of valuble information


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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Congrats on the HOTD! Well-deserved as always.

Hope you have a great week ahead.

Blessings


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Cyndi10 19 months ago from Georgia

Congrats! Great article. I have to echo what others have already said, I had no idea this tree existed. You have packed a lot of information about the tree in your hub. It makes you want to travel to the Philippines to see it or Indonesia to see it. Voted up.


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PegCole17 19 months ago from Dallas, Texas

When I first saw these photos I couldn't believe they were real. The appearance of the bark of the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree is amazing, almost cartoonish with its vibrant coloring. This was interesting to learn.

Congratulations on the Hub of the Day award!


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SusanDeppner 19 months ago from Arkansas USA

The rainbow eucalyptus is beautiful, interesting, and so very photogenic! Very interesting read. Congratulations on HOTD honors today!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida

Congrats on HOTD! This is certainly a beautiful tree. If it likes warm weather, I wonder is it would grow in S. Florida. I'll have to research that a little more. I watched the interesting video. Boy, talk about tiny seeds!!

Voted this one UP,etc. Will share here and on my "Tree" Pin board.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the return visit and the congratulations, Flourish!


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the comment, stevbonhage.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks for the congrats, Faith. I hope you have a great week, too.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Cyndi10. Thanks for the comment, the congrats and the vote. I appreciate your visit.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, Peg. They are certainly amazing trees! Thank you for the congratulations.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much, Susan. The rainbow eucalyptus is definitely photogenic! It's a beautiful tree.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you for the comment, votes and shares, Mary! I appreciate them all.


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billybuc 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

Just stopping by again to say congratulations on the HOTD. Well-deserved!


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much, Bill. I appreciate all your support.


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RTalloni 19 months ago from the short journey

Congrats on your Hub of the Day award for this neat post on an amazing variety of eucalyptus. Growing one would indeed be worthwhile. I would love to own on for a lot of reasons, but one of the best would be to let it inspire me to write children's stores. Thanks for highlighting it for us with interesting info.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, RTalloni. Thank you for the congratulations. I love your idea about the benefit of a rainbow eucalyptus tree!


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whonunuwho 19 months ago from United States

Beautiful trees and so astonishing that they are living works of art. Well done my friend. whonu


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heidithorne 19 months ago from Chicago Area

Thought this was one of the most interesting and beautiful hubs when you first published it. Definitely deserving of Hub of the Day! Congrats!


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colorfulone 19 months ago from Minnesota

Nice to see this beautiful hub as HOTD.

Congratulations, Alicia!


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My Bell 19 months ago

I saw these beautiful trees on a trip to Maui with my husband. They smelled so good too! Congrats on this HOTD that is very well written and has beautiful pictures! An up vote from me.


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whonunuwho 19 months ago from United States

Beautiful work my friend and such a wonderful tree that is so representative of the painter's pallet. whonu


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for your comments, whonunuwho! I appreciate your visit.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you for the congratulations and the second visit, Heidi! I appreciate your comment very much.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the comment and the congratulations, colorfulone!


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you for sharing your experience, My Bell. I appreciate your kind comment and your vote, too.


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zeenat rasool 19 months ago from Bangalore, India

wow, its interesting.... I had no idea that colorful eucalyptus tree also exist. looking soo beautiful... Thanks for sharing this knowledge.


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Kristen Howe 19 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Alicia, although I've commented on this hub awhile back, I wanted to congratulate you for the HOTD, too! I still loved this hub.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much, zeenat.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you, Kristen. I appreciate your comment and congratulations very much.


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Kristen Howe 19 months ago from Northeast Ohio

You're very welcome. I hope to get a HOTD someday, when you'll return the favor


vasanthatk 19 months ago

Amazing pictures and the write up too. Voted up.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much, vasanthatk.


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Tricia Deed 19 months ago from Orlando, Florida

What an unusual and beautiful tree. Nature sure has its surprises. I learned something new today. Thank you.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you, Tricia. I think the rainbow eucalyptus is unusual and beautiful, too!


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RoadMonkey 19 months ago

What a shame they wouldn't grow here - too cold. I would love to have one of these.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi, RoadMonkey. It would certainly be lovely to have a rainbow eucalyptus tree in a garden, as long as the garden was big enough! Thanks for the visit.


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bdegiulio 19 months ago from Massachusetts

Congratulations Linda. What a beautiful tree, never seen anything like it, just amazing. Well deserved HOTD.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the kind congratulations and the comment, Bill.


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DLeighAlexander 19 months ago

What a beautiful tree! I had never heard of this tree before and enjoyed learning about it--your pictures are fascinating and the Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree is a gorgeous part of nature.

Congratulations on Hub of the Day!


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks, DLeighAlexander. I appreciate the congratulations!


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hostaguy 19 months ago from 8374 E State Rd 45 Unionville IN 47468

Linda, I'm so glad this article was chosen as Hub of the Day. You did a great job on it. I still have this tree listed on my "keep an eye out to find" list. I'm too cold to have it grow outside. So , I push the limits and grow as bonsai :-)


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Thelma Alberts 19 months ago from Germany

Congratulations on the HOTD! A very informative hub. Voted this up and awesome. Thanks for the heads up.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

I'd love to see a photo of your bonsai rainbow eucalyptus, hostaguy! Thank you very much for the kind comment.


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you for the comment and the congratulations, Thelma! I appreciate the votes as well.


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lyoness913 19 months ago from Overland Park, KS

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful, and such a well written article- I really enjoyed it! Thanks :)


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you for the visit and the comment, lyoness913.


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AudreyHowitt 19 months ago from California

Wow! What a beautiful tree, and beautiful hub!


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the lovely comment, Audrey.


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Scribenet 14 months ago from Ontario, Canada

This is another awesome tree. Too bad they are only tropical. I just learned something new. Great Hub!


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AliciaC 14 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the kind comment, Scribenet! I agree - the rainbow eucalyptus is an awesome tree.


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Greensleeves Hubs 7 months ago from Essex, UK

That is one amazing tree Linda! A lot of Eucalyptus trees have attractive bark but this is so colourful, as you say, it almost looks artificial. But the video shows the colours in all their glory, and the video and the text shows and explains how the colours are produced and change as each layer of bark is exposed to the air and then peels away. Very interesting, and I certainly hope to get to see this tree live one day.

A well laid out hub on an unusual subject. I should have seen this before, but better late than never - well done and congrats on the HOTD award it received. Alun


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AliciaC 7 months ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank you very much for the congratulations, Alun. I appreciate your visit and comment a great deal. I hope you do eventually get to see a tree in real life!

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