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Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

The Look of a Rain Forest in Your Own Yard!

Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: Apr 13th, 2015
List: $99.90
Sale: $89.90
6 at  $85.41 each


Planting Mix
Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $9.90
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $9.90

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.

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.

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

Mature Height: 60-80 ft.
Mature Width: 20-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus deglupta
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant 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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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.
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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.
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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 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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
What size is the trunk on the 3 gal. tree? Diameter.
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 1, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · bobbi g on Jul 8, 2014
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I live in Pascagoula, Mississippi, The Gulf Coast. Will the Rainbow Eucalyptus grow outside here?
Deborah C on Feb 13, 2015
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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
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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
Best Answer: Lorena,
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!!
Reply · Report · roger on Jul 12, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Lynn C on Mar 16, 2015
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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
Reply · Report · bobbi g on Jul 8, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Our soil is mostly clay---really quite pure clay, with a little sand thrown in here and there. Could this tree survive in the clay? If we would need to add other soil(s), how large would the hole for the tree need to be? We live near College Station, TX (Texas A&M territory). We have 19 acres. Thanks for you help.
Marilyn H on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree adapts to many soil types. If you're concerned mix your soil with some potting soil before planting. Dig a hole twice as deep as the root ball and three times as wide. They prefer humid environments, so Texas should be a great area for it.
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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: No, we do not crop these trees... Once the tree gets to a height of 5-6 ft, we will trim slightly for appearance and branching but not cropping the top.
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do they grow well in in the state of florida?
Susan M on Feb 2, 2015
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I live in Arkansas. Would it survive the winter, or should I pot it?
Autumn M on Dec 11, 2014
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Could I grow one in the south of England?
Karen B on Oct 30, 2014
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i live in Missouri is it ok to plant in yard?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
Best Answer: I never got the rainbow eucalyptus. ...they changed my delivery date twice and the second time they didnt even tell me, i found out about the second postponing when i called to track the package. So i cancelled it s I nce it would not have time to acclimate to this area. I did receive a regular eucalyptus tree on time and it is thriving. It was planted almost 3 months ago
Reply · Report · Connie D on Oct 21, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Justin L on Oct 27, 2014
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I live in Kentucky is it ok to plant this tree in my yard ?
Robin H on Dec 18, 2014
Best Answer: It will not thrive there. so no.
Reply · Report · kentucky kid on Jan 10, 2015
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What growing zone is western washington state?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: Parts of Washington are in zones 5 - 8.

Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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The winter here at times is -20 degrees. Will this tree grow here??
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
Best Answer: That is a little too cold for the Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree, but you can pot it and bring it indoors during the cold snaps.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 26, 2014
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would be easier to buy seeds,as i plan on taking them overseas.?
Paul V on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: If you can properly care for your tree(s) during travel then it should be fine to take them over seas.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Can I keep the rainbow eucalyptus on 30 or 40 feet height?
pilar on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: Yes you can prune your Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree to keep it at a desired height. 30 to 40 feet will be fine.
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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.
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How large will this tree get in a patio container? Ok to bring it in during the winter?
livedove13 on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees can get very tall in pots, it will need to be regularly pruned to be kept at a desired height and can survive indoors during the winter.
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I live in St. Louis, mo. Is it too cold to plant outside?
Teeloo on Mar 23, 2015
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Hello, Can this tree grow in the Caribbean?
Michelle R on Feb 14, 2015
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Under what growing zone Dallas falls ?
Imran K on Jan 17, 2015
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Hello! I just ordered one of these and live in SC. Will it ship now or in the spring?
Helen W on Dec 18, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4 or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.