Denomination: 'Minall2'
Trade name: Black Jack
Botanical Name: Physocarpus opulifolius
Applicant/Holder: Hortival Diffusion SAS
Les Fontaines de l'Aunay
Breeder: Patrick Pineau, Pépinières Minier SA, Beaufort-en-Vallée, France
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2017-01-24
Application Number: 17-9076

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Seward'

Summary: The depth of the leaf lobes is medium for 'Minall2' whereas the depth is shallow to medium for 'Seward'. The degree of rugosity of the upper side of the leaf is medium for 'Minall2' whereas the degree of rugosity is weak for 'Seward'. The inner side of the petal of 'Minall2' is red purple whereas the inner side of the petal of 'Seward' is white with a red purple central bar.


PLANT: semi-spreading growth habit, short, narrow to medium width, height to width ratio is very low to low
YOUNG SHOOT: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, anthocyanin colouration is nearest to greyed purple (RHS 187A, but slightly more red)
STEM: nearest to greyed purple (RHS 187A, but slightly darker)

PETIOLE: short
STIPULE: very short to short, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
YOUNG LEAF (UPPER SIDE): nearest to purple (RHS N77A, but slightly darker) when newly emerged, nearest to purple (RHS N77A, but slightly darker)
MATURE LEAF: short, narrow, length to width ratio is low to medium, medium depth of lobes, acute apex, cordate base
MATURE LEAF (UPPER SIDE): nearest to brown (RHS 200A, but darker), medium degree of rugosity
MATURE LEAF (LOWER SIDE): no pubescence

FLOWER: small to medium size diameter
PETAL: red purple (RHS 63D) inner side, red purple (RHS 62B) outer side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Minall2' originated from a cross-pollination conducted in May 2008 as part of a controlled breeding program in La Menitre, Maine-et-Loire, France, between a proprietary breeding selection designated '11078', as the female parent, and the variety 'Mindia' (Coppertina), as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'Minall2' was discovered and initially selected in August 2011 for its immature and mature foliage colour, and moderately vigorous, compact and upright plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Minall2' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2014/1502, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2015 and 2016. The colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Minall2' with reference variety 'Seward'

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Minall2' 'Seward'
inner side 63D NN155B with red purple central bar

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Ninebark: 'Minall2'

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