Common name: Rainbow eucalyptus, Rainbow gum
Height at maturity: 75 meters
Plant type: tree
Flower color: white
Soil type: normal, sandy
Use: garden, isolated, bonsai
Diseases and insect pests:
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The tree with a particular and strange charm, it is cultivated for its very decorative trunk. Indeed, it permanently loses its smooth bark which comes off in fine and long shreds and which gradually changes color as it ages: first pale green, it begins to darken before becoming blue, purple then orange and finally chestnut which explains the vernacular name of the tree.
It can measure up to 75 meters high and has white flowers. It supports many types of soils but prefers to live in humid regions. It can withstand freezing for short periods.
A fast-growing tree, it is cultivated as an ornamental tree in the garden, in bonsai and in industry, it is used in the papermaking process.
This eucalyptus is the only one not native to Australia but to Asia. However, it is found in its natural state in many regions of the world such as Hawaii, New Guinea, New Britain and French Polynesia.