Saturday, August 15, 2009
When I took my trip to McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach Florida I noticed a Tree in there parking lot. This Tree was unlike any I have ever seen before. This quickly made its way up my favorite tree list. The name of this Tree is the Rainbow Gum Eucalyptus Tree ( Eucalyptus deglupta ) or the Mindanao Gum Tree.
The bark of this fascinating Tree peels off in layers of the colors lime green, dark green, burgundy, brown, red, and orange. This gives off the effect that the Tree is camouflage. It is absolutely stunning!. The Rainbow Gum Eucalyptus Tree grows very tall reaching heights of well over 50 feet. I have heard that they can reach up to 200 feet tall in their native land of the Philippines. This beautiful Tree likes constantly moist soil and full sun.
I just scored on a set of 4 Rainbow Gum Trees for $28.00. They are not to big but they will reach their height in a timely fashion. Here are some pictures of my Rainbow Gum Eucalyptus Score.
This picture is of all 4 placed next to a 20 ounce water bottle for size comparison.
This is an overhead shot of the leaves.
This is a picture of one that I planted in a 1 gallon pot, with the 20 oz water bottle .
These next 2 pictures are of the amazing bark. I googled these images to be able to show you what I'm talking about.
Pretty amazing right!?!
I hope you enjoyed my post on the beautiful Rainbow Gum Eucalyptus Tree. See you again next time!!