rainbow bark The rainbow eucalyptus’ streaks of radiant color are produced by the patchy exfoliation of the tree’s bark. Each time a tree sheds a strip of bark, the trunk’s bright green inner layer becomes exposed. Then, as the young bark ripens and matures, it progresses through a series of different sunset hues.
The Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) is a huge evergreen tree that can reach heights of 246 feet. The Rainbow Eucalyptus, also known as Mindanao Gum, has a geographic distribution that extends from the Indonesian archipelago to the Philippines. What make this tree so special are the striking stripes of yellow, green, pink, red, purple and orange on its branches and trunk. Believe it or not, these beautiful colors are an entirely natural feature.