Rosabella cornus-Plant patent?

Discussion in 'Cornus (dogwoods)' started by finepruner, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. finepruner

    finepruner Member

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    Is Cornus kousa 'Rosabella' (aka? 'Satomi') currently propagated under a plant patent? If so, who has it? Am I likely to find this cultivar offered in a one to five gallon size via mail order? If so, any leads to such nurseries? Thank you!
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Have not noticed a patent. Have seen small plants offered online (and in print) by Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska, WA. Probably various other outlets will have littlin's as well, this is a common item. Subsequent introductions may be better, if you check you will seen Burnt Ridge is offering more than one pink Kousa (as do others).
     
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    Gordo Active Member 10 Years

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    This patent issue for these pink dogwoods has become a bit of a conundrum, as DNA study done at U. of Tennessee indicated several of these named cultivars, or at least the one's tested ('Rosabella', 'Satomi' , Heart Throb TM) to be either identical or at least very closely related. 'Satomi' was one of the earliest cultivars available via Japan, and I don't think either it or 'Rosabella' (which seems to have been dismissed as a distinct cultivar by some, including Cappiello & Shadow) are patented. C. kousa 'Schmred', a later introduction which goes by the trademark name Heart Throb has been assigned plant patent 9283.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Jacobson, NORTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPE TREES considered 'Rosabella' a synonym of 'Satomi'. Current Burnt Ridge listing offers them as separate items. One thing that can happen with cultivars is a new, different plant being put on the market under an old name. Perhaps 'Satomi' and 'Rosabella' were the same initially, but now a second plant is also being sold as 'Rosabella'.
     
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    Dirr, "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants" also says 'Rosabella' is "the same as 'Satomi'" and was offered through Wayside Gardens.
     

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