Prunus laurocerasus Bonaparte® wins KVBC Award Gold: an improvement on the current range

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  • 21 May 2024
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Adrian Stravers' Prunus laurocerasus Bonaparte® ('Flippi01'PBR), produced and co-owned by Stef Verwaaij at SV Tuinplanten, was awarded KVBC Gold on May 16. According to the jury, Bonaparte® has a “very beautiful and above all practical upright growth habit. The young shoots are a beautiful brown-orange, and the mature foliage is shiny, fresh green.” 
The jury was particularly impressed by the unique features of Bonaparte®. Its fresher and more cheerful appearance, narrower growth habit, the pink-tinted flowers and the fruits all contribute to the promotion of biodiversity. The improved disease resistance and problem-free propagation and cultivation in pots and open ground also set it apart. In their conclusion, the jury found Bonaparte® to be an improvement on almost all criteria compared to the existing range. 
More about Prunus Bonaparte® 
Prunus Bonaparte® is a striking evergreen shrub with orange-red young shoots that beautifully contrast with its green leaves. Its densely branched, slender growth habit and pink-white flowers in spring make it an ideal choice for hedges or as a solitary plant. It is winter hardy to -22º Celsius and thrives in well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade. Its easy pruning and maintenance make it a hassle-free addition to any garden or landscape. 


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