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Eucalyptus - Rainbow Gum

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The unique multi-coloured bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. This is a tall tropical tree to 60m native to the northern hemisphere. Very frost sensitive the Rainbow Gum is only suitable to large gardens or parks in the tropics or subtropics, it will prefer a site where the temperature does not dip below 15 degrees.
Other Names: rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum


Specifications of Eucalyptus - Rainbow Gum

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Eucalyptus - Rainbow Gum Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 1y ago

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Eucalyptus - Rainbow Gum

A couple of handfulls cow manure under plant and boomthere off

3y ago

WYEE, NSW, Australia

Eucalyptus - Rainbow Gum

Planted 4 of these approx 3yrs ago only tube stock. They are now approx 20ft high and covered in flower buds. Am on Central Coast NSW on acreage.Quick growing suitable for large acreage only

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