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 ...
SOLVED: Can't make my mind up....?
I thought Pittosporum tobira 'variegata'. In both cultivars of Cornus indicated above the leaves are thinner and long acuminate.
I admit having no familiarity with Pittosporum but the leaf shape of the plant in question looks unlike Pittosporum tobira:
singhg45 and altagardener.....
Many thanks.... Pittosporum....I'd never have thought of that.....!!
But to me it looks more like Pittosporum tenuifolium variegata..
What do you think...?.
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
This message was edited Nov 26, 2012 2:12 PM
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.
Thanks very much one and all....
looks rather promising to me.....
I must say I feel very fortunate to have come across a forum with such knowledgeable contributers... :-)
Agreed ZenOne's plant is Pittosporum tenuifolium perhaps cultivar Marjorie Channon