It is considered the most beautiful tree bark on Earth.
Our planet is naturally beautiful. From the beautiful northern lights to the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China—the planet has a lot to offer. Today, one of nature’s art is once again revealed to the world.
The Rainbow Eucalyptus or Eucalyptus Deglupta, which is often found in the Philippines, sheds its bark annually, revealing a colourful bark—that almost seems like a painting that has come to life.
The tree is like a colourful palette, with dozens of colors mixed in the tree’s trunk. Its barks are very delicate, which can be peeled off like paper. And when in its native rainforests in the Philippines, it can even grow up to 250 feet!
The beautifully majestic trees are often found in Mindanao in the Philippines, but are now known to have grown in Hawaii, California, Texas, and Florida.
What is a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree?
Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum.
Its unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. The previous season’s bark peels off in strips to reveal a brightly colored new bark below. The peeling process results in vertical streaks of red, orange, green, blue, and gray. The colours of the bark are not as intense outside the tree’s native range.