Mindanao Gum, Indonesian Gum, Rainbow Eucalyptus, Rainbow Gum Eucalyptus deglupta

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Botanical Name:

Eucalyptus deglupta







Common Name:

Mindanao Gum, Indonesian Gum, Rainbow Eucalyptus, Rainbow Gum

160-200 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Eucalyptus deglupta

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 2 weeks.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus , the Mindanao Gum , or the Rainbow Gum .
* Heartwood varies from light red, light brown, to dark red brown; sapwood whitish, not always distinctly marked off from the heartwood. Texture moderately coarse; grain decidedly interlocked, showing a typical ribbon grain when quartered; lustrous; without distinctive odor or taste. more...
* It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere .
* Its natural distribution spans New Britain , New Guinea , Ceram , Sulawesi and Mindanao .
* Now, this tree is cultivated widely around the world, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper. It is the dominant species used for pulpwood plantations in Philippines .
* Eucalyptus deglupta is cultivated as an ornamental tree, for planting in tropical and subtropical climate gardens and parks.
* The showy multi-coloured streaks that cover the trunk are a distinctive landscape design element. more...
* Huge landscape tree where winter hardy. In Hawaii, it is planted as a street tree and shade tree. more...