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my new Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus)

Posted by boom1 10b (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 28, 09 at 9:35



I'm 6'1

ill take more pics of it and post it here every few months. it grows up to 15 feet a year.

they can grow up to 200 feet native but here in South Florida it should get around 100 feet.

some pics of full grown trees


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RE: my new Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus)

Yeah, I've seen groves on Maui and other spots in Hawaii; very cool tree. Where did you get it? I tried it in Sacramento but failed; too cold but now I live in the Peoples' Republic of Berkeley where, it seems, one can grow anything. I'm hoping to give it another try.

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  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 28, 09 at 14:31

I too have seen it in Hawaii, would definitely plant it if I lived there.

Sunset WESTERN GARDEN BOOK (2007, Sunset Publishing, Menlo Park) says it's hardy to 24F to 26F/-4C to -2C:

Fast-growing, erect tree from jungles of Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea. Trunk is the spectacular feature. Regular water


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it is growing fast

didnt take too long to get situated


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hmm, all my update posts were deleted, here goes

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Never saw one of those until now. That's spectacular.

Many thanks,

Dax


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Your rainbow looks great! Seems very healthy and robust. I can't believe all the growth in just under a year. How often do you water it during the dry season? Do you fertilize it with anything? I need some advice on how to make my rainbow look like that. It is in a container for now (no land to plant in, so unfortunately not an option).


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Have you seen the big one at Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami? It is quite nice.

I have one here in Gainesville that has nice bark and is flowering - in a pot. It is too cold here in winter for them. I tried once and it died by November.

They do grow fast and need moisture year around. I keep mine well watered and fertilize every 2 weeks in summer with a typical liquid fertilizer.


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Mine doesn't look healthy or well. How does one post photos?


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the color toned down a bit, i think the rain will promote growth and more colorful bark shedding


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Wow! Your rainbow is growing like crazy. I have managed to grow one out here in the AZ sun. It survived 115+ degree summer temps, it's about 6 feet tall now (it was 2 feet when I planted it in March). Yours looks much fuller but our bark colors are the same. Thanks for the pics!


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Wow that tree is amazing! Do you know if it have a shallow root system like the Banyan Tree or deeper?


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Thanks for this wonderful log. I imagine by now the tree is much much larger. Post new pictures when you can. It is really interesting for us to see the progression.


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