I have two rainbow eucalyptus trees, about 4' in height. I live in South Florida and the trees are located in full sunlight close to an acre-sized pond. My question is my trees arrived green with green leaves but now the bark and the leaves are a red color. I have friends in my area that ordered the same trees but their trees still have green leaves. Both my trees are healthy. Are red leaves typical of the Rainbow Eucalyptus?
Red leaves often indicate that a tree is under some stress. If only a few leaves are red, there's probably not a major problem. If many are red while the leaves of your friend's trees are still green, you should probably consult an arborist (a tree specialist) in your area to discover the cause. Since both the bark and the leaves of your trees are red, an expert's opinion would be valuable.
Updated on August 26, 2019
By Linda Crampton