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Denomination: 'Sanivalk'
Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra
Applicant/Holder: A. Brand and Sons
Bulls Lane, Bellbar, Hatfield
United Kingdom
Breeder: Peter Brand, A. Brand and Sons, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2016-02-19
Provisional Protection:: 2016-02-19
Application Number: 16-8825

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Madonna' and 'Marginata'

Summary: The plants of 'Sanivalk' have a semi-upright growth habit while the plants of 'Marginata' have a spreading growth habit. The upper side of the young leaf of 'Sanivalk' is mainly yellow green with a lighter yellow green secondary colour whereas the young leaf of 'Madonna' is darker yellow green with a yellow orange secondary colour and that of 'Marginata' is mainly green with a yellow secondary colour. The secondary colour on the upper side of the mature leaf of 'Sanivalk' is greyed yellow whereas it is yellow for that of 'Madonna'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, medium density
STEM: yellow green

YOUNG LEAF (UPPER SIDE): mainly yellow green (RHS 144A), secondary colour is solid or nearly solid yellow green (RHS 151B-C) along margin
LEAF: pinnate type, very short, very narrow to narrow
MATURE LEAF (UPPER SIDE): yellow green (darker than RHS 144A), secondary colour is solid or nearly solid greyed yellow (yellower than RHS 162D) along margin, weak glossiness
TERMINAL LEAFLET: very short to short, very narrow to narrow, medium length to width ratio, widest point at basal half, obtuse base, many shallow indentations along margin, no secondary leaflets

INFLORESCENCE: medium density, very narrow to narrow
BUD (OUTER SIDE): white (RHS 155A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sanivalk' originated from a naturally occuring branch mutation of an unnamed proprietary Sambucus nigra seedling discovered by the breeder, Peter Brand, in April 2013 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. 'Sanivalk' was selected based on its plant growth habit, plant hardiness and leaf colour. Asexual reproduction of 'Sanivalk' was first conducted by softwood cuttings in the summer of 2013 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sanivalk' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2016/1901, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France with the trials being conducted at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge, United Kingdom in 2017 and 2018. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Elderberry: 'Sanivalk'

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Elderberry: 'Sanivalk'

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