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dybbuk

dybbuk
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2013
8:37 PM

Post #9551618

Now I'm looking for a variegated tulip tree...liriodendron tulipifera...

First choice-'mediopictum'
Second choice-'snowbird'
Third choice-'aureomarginatum'

I've googled my fingers off. None found in the US. Any help is appreciated...
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2013
6:18 AM

Post #9551854

I have aureomarginatum and in my opinion, it's a dud.
Variegation is not very distinct.
And the tree gets so big so quickly (mine's over 15yrs old & 30+ ft tall, maybe taller),
so you can't notice any of the variegation way up there...
Not spectacular enough for all the room it occupies, in my opinion.

dybbuk

dybbuk
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2013
10:56 AM

Post #9552220

Yeah...that's why it was my last choice...
txaggiegal
Belton, TX

June 13, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9557388

I've grown 'Snowbird' in field-testing, but have never been happy with the plant's vitality or vigor. The color in the variegation is fine during the spring (new growth) and then seems to fade with heat with sun...I did not rate it well in the field-testing and wouldn't use it in the Southern Garden...good luck!

dybbuk

dybbuk
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2013
9:59 PM

Post #9558383

Thanks for the info. I actually found 'mediopictum' today. Took some begging but I got it.

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Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 19, 2013
8:02 PM

Post #9565626

OMG ... a medio picta tulip tree??? Where do I need to be begging?? :-)

Kyle

dybbuk

dybbuk
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2013
8:47 PM

Post #9565667

I got one from Forest Farms. They had 2 they were saving for propagation. She let me have one. See what you can do.

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