Denomination: 'SMVDLS'
Trade name: All That Glitters
Botanical Name: Viburnum dentatum
Applicant/Holder: Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
12601 120th Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan
United States of America
Breeder: Timothy D. Wood, Spring Lake, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-09-10
Application Number: 12-7744
Grant of Rights Date: 2017-01-30
Certificate Number: 5410
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2037-01-30

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Synnestvedt' (Chicago Lustre) and 'SMVDBL' (All That Glows)

Summary: The overall plant shape of 'SMVDLS' is obovoid whereas it is oblate for 'Synnestvedt' and ovoid for 'SMVDBL'. The natural plant height and width of 'SMVDLS' are smaller than those of both reference varieties. The plants of 'SMVDLS' have medium density of branching whereas those of 'SMVDBL' have dense branching. The flowering stems of 'SMVDLS' are shorter than those of the reference varieties. 'SMVDLS' has fewer leaf nodes per flowering stem than both reference varieties. The leaf blade of 'SMVDLS' is longer than that of both reference varieties.


PLANT: shrub type, obovoid shape, upright growth habit, medium density of branching, medium growth rate
SHOOT: light brown to red brown, medium thickness, absent to very sparse pubescence, round in cross-section, no glaucosity, medium number of lenticels, no thorns or spines

LEAF: simple type, opposite arrangement on stem, weak anthocyanin colouration on new leaves in spring, weak anthocyanin colouration of petiole
LEAF BLADE: ovate shape, acute apex, cordate base, margin crenate with mucronate tip, no lobing, no variegation, strong rugosity, weak waviness of margin
UPPER SURFACE: medium density of pubescence, medium to strong glossiness, medium green
LOWER SURFACE: sparse pubescence, medium green, weak anthocyanin colouration on veins

INFLORESCENCE: compound cyme
FLOWER BUD: medium size, light green to yellow, rounded shape, rounded apex, medium density of pubescence
COROLLA: salverform, white (RHS 155A) on inner and outer sides, absent or very weak fragrance

FRUIT: drupe type, blue to black

Origin & Breeding History: 'SMVDLS' was bred and developed by the breeder, Timothy D. Wood, at Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc. in Grand Haven, Michigan, USA. It originated from an open pollination that occurred in the summer of 2007 between an unnamed seedling of Viburnum dentatum var. deamii as the female parent and an unnamed seedling as the male parent. 'SMVDLS' was selected from the resulting progeny in the spring of 2009 based on its plant growth habit, glossy foliage, attractive dense flower heads, attractive fruit and good production characteristics. Vegetative reproduction of 'SMVDLS' was first conducted by softwood cuttings in June of 2009 in Grand Haven, Michigan, USA.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'SMVDLS' was conducted as an outdoor container trial in the spring of 2015 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 10 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 13 litre containers in 2013. The plants were overwintered in a polyhouse for two winters. The trial was arranged in rows outdoors with 1 metre spacing between plants. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 8-9, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SMVDLS' with reference varieties 'Synnestvedt' and 'SMVDBL'

Natural plant height (cm)

  'SMVDLS' 'Synnestvedt' 'SMVDBL'
mean 65.8 98.6 70.1
std. deviation 2.79 11.85 3.78

Plant width (cm)

  'SMVDLS' 'Synnestvedt' 'SMVDBL'
mean 53.9 125.0 71.3
std. deviation 3.83 9.27 2.65

Flowering stem length (cm)

  'SMVDLS' 'Synnestvedt' 'SMVDBL'
mean 36.1 62.9 50.9
std. deviation 4.62 8.98 10.34

Number of leaf nodes per flowering stem

  'SMVDLS' 'Synnestvedt' 'SMVDBL'
mean 6 10 12
std. deviation 1 1 2

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'SMVDLS' 'Synnestvedt' 'SMVDBL'
mean 6.0 4.3 5.1
std. deviation 0.32 0.32 0.29

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Viburnum: 'SMVDLS' (left) with reference varieties 'Synnestvedt' (centre) and 'SMVDBL' (right)

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Viburnum: 'SMVDLS' (left) with reference varieties 'Synnestvedt' (centre) and 'SMVDBL' (right)

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