Named from the Villa Taranto in Italy, this linearlobum shows its uniqueness in the spring when its "orange crimson" or almost rose colored foliage lights up the landscape. A reddish overtone will deepen as spring progresses, but green will remain the predominant leaf color. The tree seems very hardy and displays mostly typical foliage with only occaissional reversons on vigorous chutes, less than displayed by some other linearlobums. It is best grown in moderate sun so that the reddish overtones will persist. If grown in shade, it quickly greens out and is indistinguishable from other green linearlobums. The first two photos are from 4/4 and4/6/05 with the emergent foliage showing a green undertone with the orange crimson highlights. In the second two photos 4/12 and then 4/19, the crimson has mostly overtaken the green to display the colors this tree is known for.