In Search of Mindanao (Rainbow) Gum Tree

The beautiful Mindanao Gum tree has distinctive peeling bark with multi-coloured streaks. The patches of the outer bark are shed at different times, showing the bright green inner bark which matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon coloured tones.

Rainbow eucalyptus is the only eucalyptus tree indigenous to the northern hemisphere. Found mainly in the Philippines, New Guinea, and Indonesia, it thrives in tropical forests that get a lot of rain — which also makes it the only eucalyptus tree to grow in the rainforest. The tree grows up to massive 250 feet (76 m.). Click on the links below to know more.

It tooks us on a number of bicycle rides around Singapore to locate the locations of the Rainbow Gum trees.

The biggest Rainbow Gum tree at Katong Park, adjacent to Fort Tg Katong.
Bishan Park near the MacDonald Restaurant.
Along the Hougang PCN junction of Serangoon Park Connector.
There are about 6 to 8 Rainbow Gum trees infront of the entrance/exit of Fort Canning Centre.

We will definitely update if we find new location of the trees. Til then…

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