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Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

Eucalyptus deglupta

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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.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


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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91 Reviews
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Healthy tree
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
over 3 years 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
over 3 years 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 26, 2015
Chappell Hill, TX
over 3 years 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
over 3 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 3 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
over 3 years 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 3 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree Planting Diretions

The Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) is a fast-growing evergreen, widely known for its gorgeous bark that peels away in strips revealing various shades of colors including green, red, orange, blue and purple. As the tree matures, the colors constantly change. The leaves are approximately 6 inches long with a narrow, spear-shape and a grey-ish green appearance in color. They are accompanied by white clusters of blooms that can appear on the tree at different times, depending on the age of the tree and climate. The Rainbow Eucalyptus is not only fast-growing, but will also grow to be very large reaching a mature height of 60-80 feet and width of 20-30 feet.

Seasonal Information: The Rainbow Eucalyptus is a full sun lover that does best in warmer climates that are frost-free and recommended for USDA growing zones 9-11. For hotter areas, the tree can take some shade.

Location: Plant your tree in a sunny location where it has plenty of room to grow. It’s an excellent tree to plant near a stream or pond where it can get all the water it needs. Ensure the soil is well draining as drainage is essential to the tree’s health. The rainbow can also tolerate some salt-spray, humidity and moisture.

Planting Directions:
1) Amend ⅓ of the soil with compost, moss or sandy potting soil to improve nutrients and drainage.
2) Water the tree well before planting.
3) Dig a hole just as deep as the root ball and twice as wide.
4) Carefully remove the tree from its pot ensuring not to disturb the root system too much.
5) Position the tree in the hole ensuring that it is standing straight and begin backfilling the hole. Tamp down lightly on the soil as you go to ensure there are no air pockets.
6) Water the tree deeply and add mulch around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture and keep competing growth away from the planting site.

Watering: Provide your tree with regular water and never let the soil get excessively dry. It’s the perfect tree to plant near bodies of water so that it can get all the water that it needs.

Fertilization: Your tree will grow well without the need of fertilizing. However, if your tree is struggling, choose a liquid fertilizer low in phosphorus and dilute it (or use half strength) but generally fertilizing is not required.

Pests and Diseases: The Rainbow Eucalyptus is generally not susceptible to serious pests or diseases.

Pruning: Since this tree is a rapid grower, it can quickly become unmanageable so pruning is recommended to help maintain the trees height and overall shape. Pruning should be done in the summer, but avoid pruning during excessive humidity which can cause fungal infections.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
bark color
garry n on Sep 15, 2018
I never seen one before and I thought it was really pretty
Betty W on Sep 9, 2018
bark color
garry n on Sep 15, 2018
It's so unbelievably beautiful
Jeanette A on Sep 11, 2018
I never seen one before and I thought it was really pretty
Betty W on Sep 9, 2018
Purchased one last Christmas and it is 20 feet tall and growing beautifully. Looking forward to having a second tree on the property.
Paul T on Sep 9, 2018
I always wanted one from a small child. It reminds me to grow in many colors. I think that God is awesome and with this tree it reminds me that life isn't always one color .
honey b on Sep 8, 2018
Always wanted to try and grow this tree. I know it has to be indoor grown because I live in zone 7 but I am confident it can be done.
Nancy N on Sep 8, 2018
I fell in love with them in Hawaii!! And they are so colorful !!
Moriah W on Aug 20, 2018
I fell in love with these trees in Maui, hoping to have luck potting it and bringing inside through winters.
Karl W on Aug 12, 2018
I have 2 and needed more. Beautiful trunks and great shade!
Lievendag, K on Aug 11, 2018
Veronica R on Aug 5, 2018
Have moist area near lake.
Ray B on Aug 5, 2018
The tree is different and site has good reviews.
Donna C on Aug 4, 2018
Because its so beautiful and different!!!!
Sherry M on Aug 2, 2018
I have purchased this tree before and my dog literally ate it. so I figured id give it a try again
Luigui G on Aug 2, 2018
Beautiful tree, a little tricky to grow, in certain areas of the US. This is the only site that u can find rainbow eucalyptus at all, and also healthy upon arrival and a one year warranty.
Kory A on May 7, 2018
For possible bonsai
Michael S on May 6, 2018
These trees hold a special place in my heart since growing up in Hawaii where I first became acquainted with the species. I now live in the Nevada desert and find myself desperately desiring the beauty these trees offer. I'm thrilled beyond explanation that I live in a zone in which they'll survive. I've purchased two to plant as memorial trees for my father and father-in-law and can't wait to get them in the ground.
Denise D on Mar 20, 2018
Unique with multiple colors.
John B on Mar 20, 2018
They are the most beautiful trees in the world. Can't wait to get mine!!
Julie L on Feb 15, 2018
I am so excited this is back in stock. I LOVE the Bark of the tree! Can't wait to receive mine in mail!
Lora D on Feb 12, 2018
I'm anxious to own one of these trees. I hope it's as beautiful as described. Can't wait to get it.
Diane C on Feb 4, 2018
saw tree at Mounts Botanical Garden
Barbara C on Jan 27, 2018
Loved these trees in Hawaii and wanted one for my patio room
Jon S on Jan 26, 2018
Different beautiful tree with a potential challenge to grow.
Jeruschka A on Jan 24, 2018
I have seen these trees and love the bark. We have 2 acres and could use a few more trees.
Susan K on Jan 21, 2018
I need colorful tree in my yard andI found Rainbow tree is very suitable for the purpose
Dhafir K on Jan 11, 2018
Angela H on Dec 26, 2017
We live in Key Largo, Florida and love unique tropical trees. My father Gerald Grignon bought this tree as a gift for us for Christmas. He lives in Interlochen, Mi.
Jason & Michelle K on Dec 16, 2017
For the uniqueness of the look.
Richard B on Dec 14, 2017
They look like something fun and different. I love eucalyptus trees!
judy H on Dec 11, 2017
To remind me of my time in Maui. I'm infatuated with this tree.
Marissa H on Dec 10, 2017
My favorite tree and hoping I can grow one.
Karen S on Dec 9, 2017
it's beautiful and I needed a special tree to plant dedicated to the birth of my new grandson. his placenta will be planted with the tree for nutrients. it is HIS special tree ♡
karen l on Dec 8, 2017
This is so cool had to have one!!!
Ron L on Dec 6, 2017
One: It's beautiful! Two: It's fast growing! 🌳🌿🍃
Michael L on Oct 6, 2017
It's beautiful.
Melissa S on Aug 5, 2017
Too enjoy
Kathryn B on Aug 1, 2017
fast growing. unique, colourful tree.
Virginia G on Jul 31, 2017
My nephew saw these trees in Hawaii and fell in love with them. This a birthday gift for his new home.
Adam L on Jul 29, 2017
The colors are not like anything I have ever seen before.
Tina G on Jul 29, 2017
Unusual and unique.
Bruce C on Jul 22, 2017
I love the smell of eucalyptus and have never seen rainbow bark before. I'm looking forward to having this in my house!
Allison P on Jul 19, 2017
Great tree!
Gayane M on Jul 19, 2017
The tree is like nothing I've ever seen before! The colors are beautiful!
Donna L on Jul 13, 2017
Gorgeous! Let's see if it really thrives.
Allyn C on Jun 29, 2017
unusual look
Art B on Jun 15, 2017
My mother wants it
Jimmie C on Jun 15, 2017
Incredible tree.
Elias A on Jun 11, 2017
Liked the look of the tree and the reviews were great!
Henry E on Jun 3, 2017
the bark color
Thomas L on Jun 3, 2017
It's so unbelievably beautiful
Jeanette A on Sep 11, 2018
Purchased one last Christmas and it is 20 feet tall and growing beautifully. Looking forward to having a second tree on the property.
Paul T on Sep 9, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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: It is Toxic to Dogs, Cats and Horses. It can cause salivation, vomiting, weakness, diarrhea and depression
Looking for shade trees that will thrive in coastal zone 9. Sunny, sandy, humid, hot. About 8 blocks from the ocean. Salty air. Can get 50+ mph wind gusts during tropical storms (a few times a year). Is this a good tree for these conditions? Also, are these deep-rooted? If not a good choice, which ones would be?
Debra H on Jun 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am in a coastal location as well and mine is planted in sandy soil - I did amend the soil in the initial planting - I add a good planting soil to what is currently there - a sort of 50/50 mix of sand/soil and added the fertilizer that came with the tree & some time release fertilizer. I have it in an area about 5 feet from the street, and a 'weedy' type area that I want to cultivate and possibly add turf to, but it is a sorely neglected area. Mine is staked - only in the ground about 3 months now, and in the next couple of years will take the stakes out. I, too get very gusty winds, so I think staking is a must to start with any tree. This tree is a bit of an experiment for me, but decided to give it a try, and so far am very happy with it. It is small - about 3 to 4 feet with a trunk about quarter size thickness, very full foliage and it is giving a small shade footprint already. My tree is on the Southwest side of my lot and has direct sun nearly dawn to dusk. I hope this helps.
do the roots go deep or stay towards the top,i live in a slap basement and didnt know how close to the house it could be planted ?
carol y on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We don't have a basement either and both trees are 10 feet from the house, the roots are shallow but seem to grow around obstacles rather then move them.. it's been 10 years now.
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.
I live just north of Austin Texas and want to plant this tree outdoors. We occasionally have some cold winters. Will this tree survive here?
Richard on Sep 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
What precautions need to be taken when planted in zone 8? We get roughly 3 weeks freezing weather (not at one time) annually. Coldest I've seen it here was low twenties for about a day, freezing for 3-4 days max at one time.
Simon F on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: i am not in zone 8, but in 9. But when I do have an occasional freeze, I cover tree in a sheet (not plastic) & water extremely well before freeze event & each day freeze is expected. Take sheet off during day for sunlight; only cover at night. My eucalyptus is doing fine, having grown about 3 feet since planting a year ago.
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.
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.
Can this tree be planted in a pot to contain growth?
Edward W on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes but it CANNOT be a plastic one it have to be a clay type pot the bigger the pot the larger the tree will be. Hope this helps
Are these trees very salt tolerant?
Jan C on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't have a salt issue. It does grow fast, I planted the tree just south of Jacksonville Florida. It has gone to over ten feet and is showing a little color.
Could you plant outside in mississippi?
fierybull36 on Sep 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
When is best time to plant it in South Florida?
Ingrid T on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We didn't plant it in the ground due to the high sand content in our soil, but instead, we planted the tree in an over-sized pot. Work out well as well had to relocate to Alabama. It's still in the pot, but thriving (has grown a foot in the past 3 months. We will be planting it next spring (late March or early April).
how will this tree do well in hanover pa?
judy m on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not sure about that, we are in south Florida and it is doing great. Tremendous amount of growth in the year or so ours has been planted. Tree was shipped last spring and it is doing much better that expected. Already has colors and very healthy. Highly recommend the tree and purchasing from Fast Growing Trees, they exceeded our expectations.
Will this tree survive if we occasional dipping under 26 degrees? It doesn't happen too frequently, but it does happen
Kim L on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in the pan-handle of Florida and we had a mild winter last year, just a couple days of freezing weather and I had to cut it almost completely back after. It is now coming back but it is still very small. So, it should survive, but might have to cover it during the really cold days of winter.

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