So there is a rainbow tree and it can be found in the heart of Makati!
We have heard about unicorn clouds, pink beach, multi-colored corn, etc. and nature really blows our mind with these wonderful creations. But hey, did you know that there is also a fashionable tree? Yes, meet the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the most colorful tree in the world. And the most surprising news is that it grows naturally in our country.
I came across with this tree when a friend of mine and I were enjoying our lunch in one of the restaurants at Ayala Triangle in Makati City. Our eyes were suddenly fixed on the tall trees that have colorful bark. We then did our online research and we found out that it is called the Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree or Eucalyptus deglupta. According to Wikipedia, it is also called Mindanao gum as it is mostly found in the southern part of the Philippines. We can’t really help but take pictures of this tree as it really amazed us.
To quote Wikipedia, it says “The unique multi-hued 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. The previous season’s bark peels off in strips to reveal a brightly colored new bark below. The peeling process results in vertical streaks of red, orange, green, blue, and gray. The colors of the bark are not as intense outside the tree’s native range. E. deglupta grows up to 2 m (6 ft) wide and over 60 m (200 ft) tall.”
Share if you like to see the Rainbow Tree. I don’t know where else can we find this beautiful tree but in Metro Manila, it is just at the heart of Makati.