Variegation Galore!

monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)June 14, 2012

In spring, the variegation is obvious and abundant. I began this photo gallery to showcase some of the beautiful variegation that is premiering in the garden recently.

Please enjoy the following pictures, and, if you happen to feel inspired to photograph your variegated conifers also, feel free to add photographs of them to this thread as well.

Abies homolepis 'Aureovariegata'

Picea pungens 'Sunshine'

Thuja plicata 'Cuprea'

Cupressus x leylandii (Cupressus nootkatensis x Cupressus macrocarpa)

Pinus peuce 'Aureovariegata'

Abies nebrodensis 'Sicilian Gold'

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Schirrmann's Nordlicht'

Abies balsamea 'Old Ridge'

Thuja plicata 'Doone Valley'

Pinus parviflora 'Tanima-no-yuki' white- and green-striped needles are peeking out of the candles

-Sam

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Pretty fantastic.!

I believe the correct name is:
Abies homolepis 'Variegated'

Dax

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 8:00AM
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severnside

As ever a wonderful thread MTB!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 9:51AM
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sluice

Nice Sam!

I planted this pine three years ago, and the new growth is finally showing variegation.
Pinus sylvestris 'Inverlieth"

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 8:22AM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

These are lovely, of course! I especially like the Pinus parviflora 'Tanima-no-yuki'.

Any comments on M. glypto. 'Jack Frost?' I am considering that one for my wish list.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 11:30AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Sam, thanks for showing us your very nice pics.

Indeed, it's Abies homolepis 'Variegated'.
I mentioned this before in another topic of your's.

'Silverdust' is the cultivar name of the variegated Cupressus nootkatensis.

You made my day by mentioning the true cultivar name 'Schirrmann's Nordlicht'.

Please can you show me a pic of the whole Thuja plicata 'Doone Valley'?
Thanks in advance!

Nate, it's Pinus sylvestris 'Inverleith' instead of 'Inverlieth'...
This is a fantastic cultivar of this species!

Greenhaven, the 'Jack Frost' is a nice variegated cultivar which does have the growing habit of the species.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 3:15PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Thank you for your input, Edwin.

I will change it to Abies homolepis 'Variegated' in my database.

Is 'Aureovariegata' the proper name for the Pinus peuce?

Is 'Silverdust' all one word or should it be 'Silver Dust'?

Thank you for your kind comments, everyone, and, Nate, that is some great variegation on your 'Inverleith'!

I will have post a picture of the entire 'Doone Valley' in the coming days.
In the meantime, here are another few cultivars:

Abies fraseri 'Old Glory'

Thuja plicata 'Stoneham Gold'

Pinus parviflora 'Ogon-janome'

-Sam

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 3:53PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Sam, it's 'Silver Dust' indeed, two separate words.
It's a nice white variegated cultivar and even it's cones are a 2 toned!

Pinus peuce 'Aureovariegated' is correctly written.
It's pretty simular to 'Jakobsen Gelb'.

Abies fraseri 'Old Glory'
The first time that I saw this variegated one was in 2004 at the Porterhowse Nursery.
I also came across the cultivar 'Flynn's Flash' which is pretty simular if not the same...

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 4:40PM
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harv2016

Just great plants, most I have no hope of being able to grow in my zone four. However it's great to see pics of them all, thanks

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 8:07PM
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maple_grove_gw

Here's Acer campestre 'Carnival' with Cryptomeria japonica 'Knaptonensis'. At least, the latter was sold as 'Knaptonensis'. The growth rate is way to fast and I suspect that what I was sold is a reversion to 'Nana Albospica' (see Fincham 2011, p. 110 for discussion). The situation has become a little close for comfort, and I'm afraid the Cryptomeria will have to be removed soon.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 8:34PM
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clement_2006


Acer campestre "Carnival"


Acer campestre "Carnival"


Abies balsamea "Argentea" seedlings
Clement

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 2:25AM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Here is a full picture of Thuja plicata 'Doone Valley' for you, Edwin:

Thuja plicata 'Doone Valley'

Also, here are a few more variegated conifers.

Abies koreana 'Gelbbunt'

Cryptomeria japonica 'Barabits Gold'

Picea omorika 'P�v� Tijn'

Calocedrus decurrens 'Berrima Gold'

-Sam

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:24PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Sam, thanks for the 'Doone Valley' pic.
Maybe you didn't noticed but there's no difference between the 'Cuprea' and the 'Doone Valley' pics.
Your 'Cuprea' isn't the right one, the shape of the true one is more round and will never make a leader.

Thuja plicata 'Cuprea'

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 1:24AM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Thank you, Edwin. Are you certain enough that I should change it in my database, or is there a possibility that my 'Cuprea' just happened to spontaneously develop a leader?

In the past, I remember you telling me that that I had my 'Stoneham Gold' and my 'Cuprea' mixed up, so that is why the plant in my first posting is listed as "Thuja plicata 'Cuprea'".

Thanks again.

-Sam

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 2:33PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Sam, the true 'Cuprea' will never make a leader, it's always does have a more or less globose shape.

Please show me your 'Stoneham Gold' pic again, then I'll tell you if it's true to it's name.
Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 4:41PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Wow, Sam, your skill in photography nearly exceeds your extensive backround in conifers. You'll find a career of your liking, I have no doubts. The 'Gelbbunt' shot(and plant!) in particular are remarkable. Glad to have you posting so often,

-Will

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 5:08PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Beautiful 'Argentea' seedlings, Clement. Thank you for posting!

Will, thank you for your glowing remarks; it really means a lot. It's incredible how much help a 5-credit photography class at a community college can do in taking pictures. :0)

Edwin, below is a link to the previous thread where you will find a picture of the whole 'Stoneham Gold' and your comments regarding the differences between 'Stoneham Gold' and 'Cuprea'. Please let me know how these comments play into the situation with 'Doone Valley'. Thank you very much for your help!

-Sam

Here is a link that might be useful: Albers Vista Gardens Conifer Sampling

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:24AM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

My apologies, Edwin. It was actually Clement who made the comments regarding the two Thuja plicata cultivars, but I would appreciate your opinion as well.

Perhaps Clement could chime in with his opinion once again.

-Sam

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:57AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Clement was right about the first one which is the 'Stoneham Gold' and the second one is the 'Doone Valley'...

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 3:49AM
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sluice

Sam, great pics!

Pinus densiflora 'Burke's Red Variegated'

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 10:04AM
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clement_2006

First photo,"Stoneham Gold" are "Cuprea" but the
second photo ? Don't look a "Stoneham God"
Clement

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 11:17AM
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clement_2006


Thuja plicata "Stoneham Gold" easy to identify,typical foliage,dark green with top yellow.
Clement

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 12:17PM
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