This variegated black tupelo was found in Arkansas by Jeff Flanagan who immediately saw the potential it held for landscapes. New foliage emerges with a pinkish-red tinge before opening to reveal the broad creamy marginal variegation. In the fall, the plant takes on bright pink and red tones for a show-stopper display. We have found the plant to be reasonably sun tolerant at the JC Raulston Arboretum even in rather dry soils but this plant is very happy in wet sites and would be an excellent addition to a rain garden. We expect it to achieve close to the typical size of Nyssa sylvatica – 35′-45′ – although probably slower than a non-variegated variety.