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Denomination: 'SPECGP11'
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Applicant/Holder: Jansen, Johannes A.C.
Gaardsebaan 11c
4881 ME
Breeder: Johannes A.C. Jansen, Zundert, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2017-03-16
Provisional Protection:: 2017-03-16
Application Number: 17-9126
Grant of Rights Date: 2019-02-06
Certificate Number: 5911
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2039-02-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Weisse Gaultherie'

Summary: The anthocyanin colouration of the petiole of the younger leaves is a strong intensity of purple red for 'SPECGP11' whereas the anthocyanin colouration is a very weak intensity distributed as a purple flush for 'Weisse Gaultherie'. The fruit of 'SPECGP11' is longer with longer lobes than the fruit of 'Weisse Gaultherie'.


PLANT: erect attitude

BRANCH: light to medium green basal part, lignified base, light to medium green distal part

YOUNG LEAF BLADE: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: alternate distribution along stem
PETOLE: weakly channeled shape, light green, strong intensity of purple red anthocyanin colouration on petiole of younger leaves, weak intensity of purple anthocyanin colouration distributed as a flush on petiole of older leaves
LEAF BLADE: ovate to elliptic shape, weakly recurved along longitudinal axis, weakly serrate margin, acuminate apex
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): brown green (RHS N137A, but darker), medium to strong glossiness
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): light green

INFLORESCENCE: located in axils, short raceme type
FLOWER: bell shape, white (RHS NN155D)

FRUIT: berry type, white (RHS 157D, but more white) changing to pink with age, medium degree of glossiness

Origin & Breeding History: 'SPECGP11' was bred and developed by the breeder, Johannes A.C. Jansen, of Zundert, Netherlands. It originated from an open pollinated cross conducted in the breeder's garden in Zundert, in 2006, between an unnamed female parent and an unnamed male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'SPECGP11' was selected in January 2008, for its pure white flowers, white berries, and burgundy autumn foliage colour. 'SPECGP11' was first propagated asexually by cuttings and tissue culture in 2009, in Zundert, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'SPECGP11' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2013/0219, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Naktuinbouw - Variety Center, in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2014. The colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SPECGP11' with reference variety 'Weisse Gaultherie'

Fruit length (mm)

  'SPECGP11' 'Weisse Gaultherie'
approximate length up to 15 up to 11

Length of lobes of fruit (mm)

  'SPECGP11' 'Weisse Gaultherie'
approximate length up to 6 up to 3

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Wintergreen: 'SPECGP11'

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Wintergreen: 'SPECGP11'

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Wintergreen: 'SPECGP11'

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