Growing up in Northern California, I saw my fair share of Eucalyptus Trees. One thing I’ve always loved about seeing eucalyptus trees is their peeling bark. In the summer months especially, the bark feels from the trees and creates neat patterns that are interesting to look at.
One thing that would make the trees even more fun and beautiful is if they had colorful bark. It’s not something I’ve ever seen in real life, but apparently, there are some vibrant and colorful rainbow eucalyptus trees!
According to the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, Inc., the unique rainbow eucalyptus trees can be in the rainforests of New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Philippine Islands.
The Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, Inc. explains that the rainbow eucalyptus has a distinctly smooth, orange-tinted trunk bark that peels in the summer to reveal “a unique, multi-colored bark consisting of streaks of pale green, red, orange, gray, and purple-brown.”
While rainbow eucalyptus trees found in the tropics tend to be vibrant and colorful, those grown in less tropical climates often have duller, less colorful bark. Most trees tend to be the same shades of browns, tans, greens, so having trees with shades of purple, red, and orange is especially fascinating. It’s like something from a fairytale!
The unique trees capture the attention of many who see them, and some people even take to social media to share about their discoveries! Check out the Instagram photos below:
According to World Atlas, the rainbow eucalyptus is the most colorful tree in the world.
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