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Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

Eucalyptus deglupta


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-t- 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

60-80 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


8-10 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Eucalyptus deglupta

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The Look of a Rain Forest in Your Own Yard!

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.

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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
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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
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
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
1 year ago
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
over 2 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
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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 26, 2015
Chappell Hill, TX
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years 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.

Planting & Care

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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The bark. I can't wait to see it grow. It will add interesting contrast in my yard.
Carol G on Apr 21, 2017
Always wanted one
Catholine S on Apr 14, 2017
The bark. I can't wait to see it grow. It will add interesting contrast in my yard.
Carol G on Apr 21, 2017
Beautiful, interesting tree
Aimee H on Apr 21, 2017
Always wanted one
Catholine S on Apr 14, 2017
Colors look awesome and having a good smelling tree would be nice for our hard
Wesley D on Apr 13, 2017
Fast growing, color and other customer reviews.
Susan P on Apr 12, 2017
Excellent growth rate at about 6 to 8 feet in one year. Love it.
venis a on Apr 8, 2017
We purchased two for our front yard last year and are so happy with them that we purchased two more for the backyard!
Stephanie H on Apr 6, 2017
Because it will actually live in Florida
Kristy B on Apr 4, 2017
Unusual putting a deck out back and leaving enough room to put eucalyptus in middle.
Elizabeth H on Apr 1, 2017
Exotic to my neighborhood! Something different and beautiful colors!
Jorge M on Dec 26, 2016
Looks like unique eucalyptus tree, and I swore I would never get another eucalyptus tree again...never say never. If it lives up to the comments, I might get more.
Cesar J R on Nov 14, 2016
Photo speaks for itself! Beautiful!!!
Rick F on Oct 31, 2016
Have not been too happy with this previous purchase. Not winter hearty and bark has not yet shown colors.
Boyd G on Oct 24, 2016
Fast growing. Tall tree that gives shade
Dimitra K on Oct 20, 2016
Hopefully to have a large, colorful shade tree in a few years
Connie S on Oct 16, 2016
I have already one and love it
Marco R on Oct 9, 2016
We love the look and need a few fast growing trees for shade and design. If these grow and work for what we want, I will order more in the spring, especially fruit trees. Lost all we had to a flood.
Billy G on Sep 23, 2016
the beauty of the tree
Leslie L E on Sep 22, 2016
beautiful, fast growing
claudia c on Sep 20, 2016
i chose this tree to bring color to my yard, i think it will be a great accent to the weeping willow o the other end of it.
wes b on Sep 13, 2016
I purchased this for my friend Nichole for her wedding. She loves trees and I thought this would be a perfect gift.
Nichole H on Sep 13, 2016
Beautiful and parrot friendly !
William B on Sep 13, 2016
I love Eucalyptus trees and never thought I would be able to grow one in my own yard until I found thid one and the colors are Beautiful
Cornelius H on Sep 8, 2016
Because it's beautiful....never seen anything like this.
GARY R on Sep 2, 2016
rick l on Aug 31, 2016
Colors to brighten up a dull front yard
John P on Aug 22, 2016
I love the way the bark looks.
Roland D on Aug 21, 2016
I love exotics. I have several regular Eucalyptus trees in the back and they are very pretty, smell good, and sound and look wonderful swaying in the breeze. I can't wait to see the colors in this one.
Kendra B on Aug 19, 2016
I like planting new and exciting plants after living in Colorado most of my life. I don't follow the "norm" of sanitary, mediocre landscaping, like to jazz it up. Can't WAIT for this tree! (Please please send a nice healthy specimen!)
Patricia P on Aug 16, 2016
Beauty and repellent quality. Hope they are as they appear.
lou a b on Aug 16, 2016
The colors of this tree looked spectacular.
Rosalia B on Aug 14, 2016
These are exceptionally beautiful trees that grow rapidly. There are already several on my property that are doing really well. This new tree is intended to replace a dying redwood that is not tolerating the California drought as well as are the Rainbow Eucalyptus trees.
Joan B on Aug 13, 2016
the way it will look once it's grown enough to show the colors when its bark starts to pill.
Justin H on Aug 12, 2016
shade tree
Fergus H on Aug 11, 2016
Paul O on Aug 6, 2016
I like things that stand out and make a statement when looking at a beautiful tree. The unique rainbow colors on the tree trunk!
Nathan G on Jul 30, 2016
Jesse R on Jul 23, 2016
Seems like a cool tree to try and grow.
Brad K on Jul 22, 2016
I've always wanted a Koala bear for a pet, and now I have a food source for it. Actually, these are beautiful trees and that's about all I have to say about that.
James B on Jul 15, 2016
Mark A on Jul 14, 2016
The colorful tree is beautiful. I also purchased this to help with the mosquito problem in my back yard
Amy W on Jul 13, 2016
Patrick P on Jul 6, 2016
The color in the picture will be fascinating to watch grow
Amanda A on Jun 26, 2016
Fast growing, large, and a shade tree for my big back yard. Plus it has mosquito repelling properties which is good for Florida outdoor living. I also like the appeal of the rainbow colored bark as it matures.
Thomas B on Jun 25, 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
I chose the rainbow eucalyptus tree because long leafed eucalyptus is a favorite of my rose-breasted cockatoos. The rainbow trunk is just a wonderful bonus!
Kevin G on Apr 1, 2016
different and unique
Jesse N on Mar 30, 2016
Beautiful, interesting tree
Aimee H on Apr 21, 2017
Colors look awesome and having a good smelling tree would be nice for our hard
Wesley D on Apr 13, 2017
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!!
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.
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 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
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.
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 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
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.
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
Will this tree grow in zone 7 outside in the ground? I I pot it i can leave it outside til winter?
Joseph M on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I tried to pot it, but because it's a fast growing tree, I was reporting it every couple months. I am in Texas and when I brought it in for the few times it was cold, it was getting to big to put in the house. I just put it in the ground hoping its big enough to make it through the next winter
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.
is appropriate to plant this tree in SF in august?
cruz l on Jul 18, 2015
Yes you should be fine planting in August, but be prepared to give extra care and attention on warm days. If it's a scorcher (do you even have those, we're in s.c. and it's always a scorcher) you will want to protect it with a patio umbrella or shade cloth so that IT doesn't get scorched !
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.
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.
I live in south east tx coast, 15 miles north of the gulf, will this tree grow well here and when is the best time to plant if so?
Billy G on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.

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