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RAINBOW EUCALYPTUS
Eucalyptus deglupta

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Photo Locations: Kauai, Hilo, Oauhu, HI, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Santa Barbara, CA and UC Los Angeles, CA

General Notes

This is one of two species of Eucalyptus not native to Australia and the only one native to the northern hemisphere (Philippines). The other ~800 species are only found natively in Australia. Several species of eucalypts grow well in Hawai'i, and this is one of them. It requires ample water to thrive. It is best known for its smooth bark that exfoliates in summer, revealing spectacular, multi-colored bark to which it owes its name. Eucalyptus deglupta has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 2 (Evaluate).

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Family: Myrtaceae

Additional Common Names

MINDANAO GUM, RAINBOW EUCALYPTUS, RAINBOW BARK, BAGRAS EUCALYPTUS, KAMARERE, NEW GUINEA GUM, INDONESIAN GUM, DEGLUPTA, AMAMMANIT EUCALYPTUS

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 100 - 125 feet.

Width: 60 - 80 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Ovate, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Striking , Purple, Red Brown or Multicolored, Exfoliating or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus deglupta Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-deglupta >

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