|Botanical Name:||Euonymus japonicus|
Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
12601 120th Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan
United States of America
Christian Bolwijn, Putten, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-11-21|
|Date rights surrendered:||2013-11-27|
Variety used for comparison: 'Golden Maiden'
Summary: 'Goldbolwi' differs from the reference variety, 'Golden Maiden' mainly in plant width, leaf blade glossiness and amount of yellow covering the leaf lamina. The plants of 'Goldbolwi' are narrower than those of 'Golden Maiden'. The leaves of 'Goldbolwi' have medium glossiness whereas it is strong in 'Golden Maiden'. There are large amounts of yellow covering the leaf lamina of 'Goldbolwi' whereas it is absent to small to medium in 'Golden Maiden'.
SHRUB: evergreen leaves; upright growth habit; medium degree of branching; medium density of foliage
STEM: thin; no anthocyanin colouration on new growth; smooth; yellow-green on the new growth
LEAVES: opposite arrangement; simple; elliptic to oblanceolate; acute apex; cuneate to attenuate base; crenate to weakly serrate margins; no undulation of the margins; medium glossiness on the upper side; smooth texture; variegation present; petioles present
NEWLY OPENED LEAVES: yellow to light yellow in the central area; yellow orange (RHS 14B) on developing leaves, dark green towards the margins
MAIN COLOUR, MATURE LEAVES: large amounts of yellow; yellow to light yellow in the centre, dark green at the margins on upper surface; light yellow in the centre with brown green at the margins on lower surface
Origin & Breeding History: 'Goldbolwi' is a naturally occurring mutation of the parent plant 'China Gold', discovered by the breeder in 1996 in Putten, the Netherlands. 'Goldbolwi' was selected for its variegated yellow and green foliage. 'Goldbolwi' has been reproduced by softwood cuttings since January 1998.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Goldbolwi' were conducted in a container grown trial in St. Thomas, Ontario during the summer of 2007. There were 12 plants of the candidate variety and 10 plants of the reference variety, grown from bare root plants, started in 4.4 litres containers in March 2005 and transplanted into 8.8 litres containers in July 2005. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants in May 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Goldbolwi' with reference variety 'Golden Maiden'
Plant height (cm)
Plant width (cm)
Colour of upper side of newly opened leaf (RHS)
Main colour of upper surface of leaf blade (RHS)
|margin||147A & 139A||139A|
Main colour of lower surface of leaf blade (RHS)
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