Monday, October 22, 2012

Rainbow eucalyptus

On the road to Hana there is a stand of Eucalyptus deglupta. Brought to Maui from Papua New Guinea or some other Pacific Island, the tree is unique and breathtaking. It's the only species of eucalyptus native to the Northern Hemisphere, and it's the only tree I've ever seen with such colorful bark. No trip to Hana is complete without a pause to admire these beautiful trees.

Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus) from afar.

Up close and personal with the rainbow of colors.

1 comment:

  1. They are admirable. Not so tasty though.
    Unlike this commenting system which makes me log in every single time I try to leave a comment. It is thoroughly discouraging. /rant