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Eucalyptus deglupta – Rainbow Gum

A magical, evergreen tree for summer patio and winter conservatory.  The mature bark has to be seen to be believed – all the colours of the rainbow in stripes, often described as being like the result of an explosion in a Paint Factory! Bring into a frost free environment for winter (It’s not winter hardy).

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Botanical Name: Eucalyptus deglupta    MYRTACEÆ; Myrtle Family

Common Name: Rainbow Gum or Bagras

Status:  Tree with a nice habit – Partly evergreen in that it sheds leaves late winter/spring time at the time of leafing out. Young foliage has a delightful purply bronze tinge. Best grown in a large container.

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Planting Position and Soil

Eucalyptus deglupta is not hardy. Unless you are lucky enough to leave somewhere where there is never a frost, this must be grown in a pot and brought into a frost free greenhouse or conservatory for the winter. In tropical climates, it can grow into a very, very big tree so be prepared to prune it hard on a regular basis. We find it best to prune it back hard before bringing it inside in the Autumn and then tidying up the new growth in the spring – this is not the best regime for the health of the tree, so sometimes this will kill them, which is always very sad!


How to Use

Best grown in a pot and enjoyed on your patio or in a large conservatory.


Nursery Notes and Trivia

Spring 2023

This seasons plants are in propagation now, young plants should be ready some time in June. What this space for more deatils, or use our contact us form to have your name added to our notify me when ready list.

Native to the  Philippines, it is one of only a few Eucalyptus not native to Australia! (There are nearly 1,000 species of Eucalypt that are native to Australia!)


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