24 April 2015

The Rainbow Eucalyptus

This tree is also grown for ornamental purposes, due to the showy multi-coloured streaks that cover the trunk. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.
Another half-dozen photos are assembled at Kuriositas.

(Reposted from 2011 for Arbor Day 2014). 


  1. Wow!!! That's beautiful. Nature's creativity is truly amazing.

  2. Beautiful, I think I might've seen one of these once or twice before.


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