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Queen Star


Denomination: 'Queen Star'
Trade name: Bospremium
Botanical Name: Ardisia crenata
Applicant/Holder: van den Bos, D.L.
Zanddijk 92
NL - 2691 PH's
Breeder: P.J. M van der Knaap, FA. Knapendijk, Honselersdijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2009-04-29
Application Number: 09-6637
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3865
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-06-01

Variety Description


PLANT: upright growth habit, few branches
STEM: green with dark green spots, base half lignified

PETIOLE: short, green
LEAF BLADE: elliptic, apex acute, distally recurved, strongly v-shaped in cross section, margin strongly crenate, dark green, glossy

INFLORESENCE: terminal, umbel
PEDICEL: green with dark green spots
FLOWER: five petals, star shaped, sepals white with dark coloured spots, stamen with very short filament, yellow pollen, greenish-white style

FRUIT STALK: green with spots, distal half red
CALYX: red, five lobes
BERRY: red (RHS 45B), round, lower and upper side depressed, dull

Origin & Breeding History: 'Queen Star' was discovered in 2001 in Honselersdij, The Netherlands, as a mutation from the plant Ardisia crenata. The new variety was selected based on its compact growth habit, good branching characteristics and improved berry persistence.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Queen Star' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, reference number 2001/1737, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2003. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Queen Star
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