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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Can't make my mind up....?

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ZenOne

November 26, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9342950

Hi...

To my eyes this looks like either Cornus Controversa Variegata or Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea'...but I can't make my mind up...am I on the right track...or completely off beam...?.

Whatever the verdict to me it certainly looks a beautiful tree...

Any help would be very welcome ...

Thanks...

Zen1.

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singhg45
Delhi
India

November 26, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9342962

I thought Pittosporum tobira 'variegata'. In both cultivars of Cornus indicated above the leaves are thinner and long acuminate.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

November 26, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #9342969

I admit having no familiarity with Pittosporum but the leaf shape of the plant in question looks unlike Pittosporum tobira:

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ZenOne

November 26, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9342986

singhg45 and altagardener...

Many thanks... Pittosporum...I'd never have thought of that...!!

But to me it looks more like Pittosporum tenuifolium variegata..

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What do you think...?.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


November 26, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9343073

Yes, Pittosporum. Might be Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Victoria' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/104087/
or 'Garnettii' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/124436/ which might just be the same thing.
singhg45
Delhi
India

November 26, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9343074

I also thought them to be two different plants till I found both types of branches on the same tree. Variegated cultivars have cytoplasmic inheritance and it is common to see a green branch appearing on a variegated tree/shrub, and f left unattended, the whole plant may turn green.

P. tobira from the same tree
First photograph normal green branch with narrow thicker leaves
Second photograph branch with variegated and broader leaves
Third photograph Both types of branches on same plant

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singhg45
Delhi
India

November 26, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9343078

P. tenuifolium leaves are narrwed and pointed at tip

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


November 26, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #9343083

singhg45, the plant in your image is Pittosporum tobira 'variegata' with some reversion to the species on a branch. It happens with many variegated/selected plants.
ZenOne

November 26, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9343106

Thanks very much one and all...

growin...your... http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/179593/

looks rather promising to me...

I must say I feel very fortunate to have come across a forum with such knowledgeable contributers... :-)

singhg45
Delhi
India

November 26, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9343123

Agreed ZenOne's plant is Pittosporum tenuifolium perhaps cultivar Marjorie Channon

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


November 26, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9343135

It's all good gardening fun. :-)

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