Rainbow eucalyptus, Eucalyptus deglupta
The 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 seasonís 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.
There are a lot in Costa Rica, very tall and straight and the bark peels off just like a madrona tree but it leaves different colors. They have them at the
Horticulture Belize Botanic Gardens. The ones in the photos above are from Costa Rica.
Photographs by Ariana Bejerano
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