Rainbow Eucalyptus along the Road to Hana, Maui
Rainbow Eucalyptus is a tall tree, also known as, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Sulawesi and Mindanao.
The unique multi-colored bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.