Hegedus

Juniper

Denomination: 'Hegedus'
Trade name: Good Vibrations Gold
Botanical Name: Juniperus horizontalis
Applicant/Holder: Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
12601 120th Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan
49417
United States of America
Breeder: Mark Hegedus, Geneva, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-08-05
Application Number: 10-7044
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-10-08
Certificate Number: 4643
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-10-08

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Hughes'

Summary: The branch of 'Hegedus' is shorter than the branch of 'Hughes'. On the branchlet of first order, the main colour on the upper side of the young shoot in spring is light yellow for 'Hegedus' while it is light green for 'Hughes'. On the branchlets of penultimate and last order, the main colour on the upper side of the young leaf in summer is yellow to light yellow for 'Hegedus' while it is light green for 'Hughes'. On the branchlet of first order, the main colour on the upper side of the one year old leaf in summer is dark to light green for 'Hegedus' while it is brown green to light green for 'Hughes'. The leaf on the branchlet of first order of 'Hegedus' is semi-adpressed while the leaf of 'Hughes' is adpressed.

Description:

PLANT: flat horizontal habit, very slow speed of growth, medium branching density, soft to medium branch stiffness, semi-erect attitude of branches
BRANCHLETS OF FIRST ORDER: medium number, planar arrangement of spray, semi-erect attitude, upper side of young shoot light yellow in spring, one year old shoot bright green in spring, upper side of young leaf light yellow in summer, lower side of young leaf yellow green in summer, upper side of one year old leaf dark to light green (RHS 141C-D) in summer, lower side of one year old leaf green in summer
BRANCHLETS OF PENULTIMATE AND LAST ORDER: short, narrow to medium width, upper side of young leaf yellow to light yellow (RHS 12B-C-D) in summer
LEAF: needle shaped, short, narrow, acute tip, semi-adpressed on branchlets of first and last order.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Hegedus' was discovered as a naturally occurring branch mutation of the variety 'Hughes', at Geneva, Ohio, USA. The new variety was selected based on its seasonal colour changes of the young and mature foliage and the soft texture of the foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Hegedus' were conducted in an outdoor container trial during the spring/summer of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from liners planted into 8.8 litre containers in July 2011. Observations and measurements were taken on June 12, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Hegedus' with reference variety 'Hughes'

Branch length (cm)

  'Hegedus' 'Hughes'
mean 36.7 51.1
std. deviation 2.78 6.65

Colour of leaf on branchlets of penultimate and last order in summer (RHS)

  'Hegedus' 'Hughes'
upper side - young leaf 12B-C-D 141D

Colour of leaf on branchlets of first order in summer (RHS)

  'Hegedus' 'Hughes'
upper side - one year old leaf 141C-D 136C-D

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Juniper: 'Hegedus' (left) with reference variety 'Hughes' (right)

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Juniper: 'Hegedus' (left) with reference variety 'Hughes' (right)

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