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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:36 pm

The Rainbow Eucalyptus is a tree with bark so brightly colored that it is almost hard to believe that it is not an elaborate practical joke.

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Re: Rainbow Eucalyptus

Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:37 pm

As the bark ages it goes through several color changes from green, to blue, to purple, to orange, and finally to brown before being shed.

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Re: Rainbow Eucalyptus

Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:39 pm

Because the bark is shed in irregular patches the tree displays a collection of all these colors at once giving a kaleidoscopic effect.

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Re: Rainbow Eucalyptus

Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:41 pm

They can be grown in many places which will not experience frosts but in the Philippines they are mostly cultivated for use in paper manufacture and not as decorative trees.
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