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    Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree for Sale


Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

60-80 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Eucalyptus deglupta

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Rainbow Eucalyptus covers the entire spectrum:

  • Jaw dropping color scheme as bark peels revealing Incredible beauty underneath
  • Vivid pastel color on a solid, sturdy tree
  • Considered by many one of the most beautiful trees in the world
  • Only Eucalyptus tree that is native to the northern hemisphere
  • Cold tolerant to 26 degrees

Somewhere under the Rainbow, Eucalyptus shows its beauty

Monet himself couldn't paint a lovelier tree than the Rainbow Eucalyptus-a tree that is like a canvass for the colors that only nature herself could supply. As patches of its bark shed, pastel streaks of light green and sunset pink, climb vertically up the tree's impressive trunk. It's the inner bark that reveals a spectrum of incredible color-oranges, maroons, even blues. It's no wonder the Rainbow Eucalyptus is considered by many to be the most beautiful tree on earth. Although called a 'Eucalyptus,' it does not have the powerful fragrance associated with most Eucalyptus Trees. The real show is the trunk.

Let the show of color begin

Throughout the year, the bark of the Rainbow Eucalyptus will begin to flake away. At first a bright green layer will emerge beneath. Then, the exposed inner bark will delight with a change of color as it matures. Glossy splashes of blue, purple and orange give the tree a unique glow that will add an awesome display to its surroundings. At first glance admirers will wonder if it's even real.

Bring the look of a rain forest into your yard or landscape. You can even place it in a pot and turn it into a Bonsai tree. Don't deny your garden or landscape the beauty it deserves.

Get your Rainbow Eucalyptus today.

Customer Reviews

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Received a very healthy tree about 3 ft tall. It has doubled in size in two months. It has not gotten big enough for the trunk to display the colors Like in the pictures. I don't expect to see that for at least another year. I only rated the hardiness as moderate because this will be the first winter I've had it. It didn't have one leaf droop in a Florida August and September.
October 26, 2014
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one of my favorite trees in the world.
this is one of the best trees for Hawaii. and live oaks will thrive in Hawaii. rainbow eucalyptus trees I like because they are tropical trees. a real plus.
January 10, 2015
cadiz, KY, US
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My tree arrived in good shape at about 2ft tall, it has grown about a foot up and out in 3 months. Can't wait for the bark to change.
Very good tree for Texas.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
Very happy so far...
My eucalyptus tree arrive in perfect condition. My husband & I were both very impressed with the thoughtful construction of the packaging to prevent any damage enroute. The tree has healthy-looking leaves, & I couldn't help pulling just one off to crush & smell- love that wonderful scent. Only one thing- I was expecting the tree to arrive in the fall for "best planting time for my zone (southernmost Mississippi), but it has arrive in the middle of July. I've planted it in a large pot for now, & will put it out in yard in September with great anticipation!
July 30, 2015
11 months ago
Rainbow eucalyptus
I planted 3 trees right away. The weather was warm but not hot & we got lots of wonderful rain thru mid-June . They are growing very fast. I'm very pleased.
July 25, 2015
1 year ago
I do not have a green thumb at all. I researched for about a year before buying and planting. I planted this tree in Mid march following all recommendations. it started about 2 1/2 feet tall in four months it is now 5 feet tall. Amazing! I planted the tree with a bag of topsoil, bag of manure and the original soil from digging the hole. I did not need to water much since we have had record rains in the first 2 months it was planted. Now its hot hot hot i am watering it every other day and it is doing well. I water the ground about 4 feet outside the immediate area of the root ball. cant wait for a few more years until it starts showing the colors.
August 9, 2015
Lake Charles, LA, US
I love this tree
It came via the mail which was surprising because it travelled very well. When it arrived, I planted it in the ground approximately one week after it arrived. I wanted to give it some time to recover from shipping. It has been thriving and in only a couple of months, I can already tell it is growing!

I am Very pleased with this purchase.
July 28, 2015
Waleska, GA, US
1 year ago
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We've only had the tree a few months but it arrived strong and remains strong. As it grows you can just see the colors waiting to burst out of it. We have ours in a planter until we have the right spot for it's huge potential and it loves it.
July 26, 2015
1 year ago
My Tree
I ordered this tree to replace a shade tree in my front yard because it is supposed to be a fast growing variety. It arrived in excellent shape and I planted it about a week later following the instructions provided. It has flourished and grown about a foot in the month that it has been in the ground and I can't wait for it to mature enough to show its colors.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
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best fast growing tree.
I hope in the Winter time stay alive..I like this tree .This tree leaves has a good smell.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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My mother in law wanted one to repel mosquitos.
Lindsay T on Apr 22, 2016
I grew several of these in Hawaii..they were magical!.
Tonnie B on Apr 18, 2016
My mother in law wanted one to repel mosquitos.
Lindsay T on Apr 22, 2016
Been fascinated by these trees since i saw them in Miami years ago.
Robert K on Apr 18, 2016
I grew several of these in Hawaii..they were magical!.
Tonnie B on Apr 18, 2016
My great grandsons saw these, their ages are 7,9 and they wanted to buy them. They love the colors on the bark.
Janice S on Apr 13, 2016
different and unique
Jesse N on Mar 30, 2016
It is exotic and will look nice in my backyard
Jose B on Mar 28, 2016
It's a gift for someone who has always admired one.
Carmen H on Mar 14, 2016
Its unique look
Joe D on Mar 9, 2016
The bark colors are intriguing with green leaves year round, plus the smell and decorative leaf uses.
Harry T on Mar 8, 2016
I have wanted this tree for seveal years now. I enjoy bright colors and have established a permanent home so i feel it is the
perfect time to buy a beautiful tree that I've wanted for so long.
Beth T on Mar 5, 2016
I love the color of the bark...It was a memoral tree planted for my late Son-in-law...
Kathy B on Feb 23, 2016
I have always wanted this tree and when I found it on your site I had to have it! It is growing quickly and doing well.
Cindy R on Feb 22, 2016
Can't wait to see those colors!
Molly T on Feb 18, 2016
The colors are unique
Clovelle M on Feb 9, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous tree!
Jason S on Jan 29, 2016
Love plant
Clifford C on Jan 17, 2016
I bought just to see if the bark color turns out to be just as striking as in the photos. I've never seen anything like this so if the bark does make the changes I just scored big!
Terry G on Dec 8, 2015
I live in South Texas and I wanted a tree for my back lawn that no one else has. This should do it.
Brandyn B on Nov 6, 2015
The colors look interesting and how it repels insects.
David G on Oct 26, 2015
Because it is the most awesome and beautifully strange thing I have ever seen!
Josh N on Oct 17, 2015
The uniqueness and beauty of the tree
Beau R on Oct 14, 2015
MAXINE D on Oct 9, 2015
i wanted fast growing , nice smelling, & something unusual.
190 Lago Vista Dr. on Sep 27, 2015
My grandson thought the tree was beautiful in pictures he had seen. I didn't realize a tree could have multi-colored wood until he showed me the photos. Since it will not grow outside in the Washington D.C. area, we'll have to grow it indoors. So I ordered one today for us to try grow together.
PATRICIA H on Sep 19, 2015
wanted to try it as a container tree, the bark color is very neat in the pictures, we'll have it outside in the summer and keep it in the sun room in the winter.
mark m on Sep 19, 2015
The beauty of the bark !
MONNIE E on Sep 16, 2015
I love everything about this tree from the colors and the scent. Planting in colder zones is extremely difficult though. I had to find the perfect spot, away from any structures and give it plenty of room to grow. I built a small frame around it for the upcoming winter to protect it from any snow. I will also heavy mulch it a string up some lights to keep it warm, monitoring the temperature daily. If I can keep it growing for the first couple of years then it should work out great.
Angelo P on Sep 7, 2015
Beautiful and unique; hoping my new tree lives up to description, can't wait for it to arrive!
Janet L on Sep 6, 2015
Cathy B on Sep 2, 2015
Very cool. Had never seen before. To help with pests.
Sandi B on Aug 28, 2015
I can't wait to see their colors come out. There is some color on the leaves & trunk & branches already
Donna W on Aug 24, 2015
I love the fact that they are natural mosquito repellants. I also love the colors and the size. I bought six and they are doing fantastic. I can't wait to see them mature
Jaesa M on Aug 22, 2015
Beautiful bark of this tree as well as it's promise of fast growth and and heartiness for my zone 9
Audrey W on Aug 19, 2015
Been fascinated by these trees since i saw them in Miami years ago.
Robert K on Apr 18, 2016
My great grandsons saw these, their ages are 7,9 and they wanted to buy them. They love the colors on the bark.
Janice S on Apr 13, 2016
How big of a pot should I plant in for patio growth? Any recommended pot sizes?

Any soils that would work best for keeping this going & growing?
jfurrer on Oct 1, 2014
I got mine this summer and all the leaves fell off right away, how do I know if it is dead, and if its not how can I get it to perk back up? I have it in a big pot and I brought it indoors since all the leaves fell off hoping that maybe I could revive it.
Brianna W on Oct 24, 2014
I am in Jacksonville, Florida, zone 9. It gets below 26F here every winter. So, I think I have to go with a container. What size container would be appropriate and what should I put in the container other than soil?
greglaw on Jan 21, 2015
What size is the trunk on the 3 gal. tree? Diameter.
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
What time of year should it be planted?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Plant the Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree in the Spring before the summer heats sets in, or towards the end of Summer.
I live in Connecticut. Is it too cold to plant in my yard? If so, how do I keep it small in the house and will it still do the bark peel away?
jennifer l on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree will have to be brought in if planted in Connecticut. You will have to prune it back to your desired shape in size.
How fast do they grow a year? Does it show any color on the trunk when young? If not at what age can you expect to see color?
Leta L on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree can grow about 5 feet a year. It regularly sheds its bark, that's when you will see new colors, even at a young age.
Can I grow Rainbow Eucalyptus in my backyard ? I live in South Carolina (upstate) and it is zone 7-8.
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It will grow outdoors in zone 9 - 11. SC should be fine. If a long cold spell comes through take the steps to protect your tree by covering the base with mulch, hay or pine straw to keep it warm and cover it with a sheet or a towel to protect it from frost.
what is the root system like? will the tree hold up to high winds?
linda b on Jun 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees have shallow root systems and can be damaged by strong winds at a young age.
What is the height of your 3 gallon trees when shipped?
mark p on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These are usually on the smaller size, ~2-3 ft. when shipped.
Looking for desert hardy trees, in the Ravendale Ca. area. Area is at the 54,
000 above sea level. Whats the Best Trees for privacy and water retention at this level?
ETsCat on Jul 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: what are the planting requirements for planting rainbow eucalyptus in a container re: size of container, drainage, I saw you have "planting pills!" is that something they require, and how much sun does it require each day?
Thank you for answering all my questions, bobbi
I live in Arkansas. Would it survive the winter, or should I pot it?
Autumn M on Dec 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The outdoors growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Is the Rainbow Eucalyptus fragrant at all, albeit not as strong as the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus?
John C on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The scent produced by the Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree is usually very mild. It's definitely mild compared to the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Tree.
I read an article that said that the root system of the eucalyptus can spread over 100 feet and may cause problems to foundations and water lines. How far away from the house should I plant this tree?
Lorena L on Jul 12, 2014
I'll try and help! I ordered mine on June 9th 2014, haven't received it yet!
It is true that the roots will spread over the growth of the tree, plant it as far away from plumbing as you can and still createing the shade your looking for as it grows. Good look! It will be beautiful when it matures!!
I live in Pascagoula, Mississippi, The Gulf Coast. Will the Rainbow Eucalyptus grow outside here?
Deborah C on Feb 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Clink on the link to lookup what growing zone your in. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Do you have suggestions on how to bonsai this beautiful tree. I live in Georgetown, SC and would love to have this tree but I would need to learn how to structure it into a bonsai?
Lisa D on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Start your tree out in a one-gallon thin plastic pot
Place in a sunny window without pruning any of the branches.
When the trunk reaches 2 inches or so in width, cut off 1 inch off the top of your pot and remove the same amount of soil.
Repeat this procedure once a month until 4-6 inches of strong taproots are exposed.
Cut the trunk back to the lowest three branches.
In spring, remove the plant from the pot and cutoff about half of the tree's roots.
Then transplant into a bonsai pot and keep warm and barely moist for one month while the new roots form. Then prune back some branches to create a bushy appearance.
will the rainbow eucalyptus grow outside in zone 7 ?
mak m on May 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 8 and mine do fine. Just keep itwell watered the frist 2 yrs. And then it can weather a drought. Also the frist 2 yrs. I keep as much as i can covered in winter and then only if we are going to have a hard freeze for several nights.
Could I grow one in the south of England?
Karen B on Oct 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not if your temps are below freezing for extended lengths of time . If you are wanting to plant it in ground that is.
I live in northeastern Ohio and was wondering what is the best route in growing a healthy set of eucalyptus trees?
Tammy L on Feb 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think you could plant it outdoors I don't think it would survive the winter. On that note, it needs lots of water
can you grow it indoors...if you have lots of light...including grow lights? as i live in Alaska. thanks
janet on Oct 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The one they sent me seemed to be about 2 days old and is already out of business so I'm not sure on that one.
How far from a septic system does it have to be? Is 20 feet to the tank far enough? 50 feet to the leach field. The soil is clay and shale.
mileaway on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 30 feet away from the septic system.
I live in St. Louis, mo. Is it too cold to plant outside?
Teeloo on Mar 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
I live in Kentucky is it ok to plant this tree in my yard ?
Robin H on Dec 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Clink on the link to lookup what growing zone your in. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
I Live inFlorida, is it OK to plant the tree in the summer, or wait till spring?
craig f on Jul 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Is the rainbow eucalyptus tree available all year, if not, what months can it be purchased?
Thank you, bobbi
I live in Arizona, close to the Ca. and Nv. border. Will a Rainbow Eucalyptus do well here? I think they are beautiful and would love to plant one!
Jennifer M on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
do they grow well in in the state of florida?
Susan M on Feb 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The outdoors growing zones are 9-11. Clink on the link to lookup what growing zone your in. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
I have read reviews where the trees have been crop in the top, preventing them from growing properly. Are these trees cut in such a manner or are they small enough to be shipped without doing so?
josh r on Jun 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have had a total of 5 of these delivered. None were over 3' tall. So if they get them at 5-6' tall, they are trimming a lot off the top. My oldest one is a year old since purchased and has grown to 12' tall thus far.
Do animals ie horses, cows, or goats eat eucalyptus, and will it hurt them if they do?
Marcia K on Feb 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Neither eucalyptus trees nor the eucalyptus oil that can be extracted from the leaves is "poisonous". However, it does contain some toxins which can cause acute gastric problems if ingested.

The few animals which feed on eucalyptus leaves, such as koalas, Ringtail possums and Greater gliders, are able to filter out the toxins through their digestive systems. Enter an answer to this question.
will this tree repel mosquitos like most Eucalyptus do?
Robyn on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This tree does repel insects like the other Eucalyptus Trees, but its natural bug repelling aroma isn't as strong as the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Tree's. I would recommend another variety of Eucalyptus like the Silver Dollar to repel pests.
I live in Missouri. Will it survive the winter or should I pot it?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Rainbow Eucalyptus will have to be potted and brought indoors during the winter to survive in Missouri.

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