USPP31041P2 - Abelia plant named ‘RNTOM’ - Google Patents

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USPP31041P2
USPP31041P2 US15/998,210 US201815998210V USPP31041P2 US PP31041 P2 USPP31041 P2 US PP31041P2 US 201815998210 V US201815998210 V US 201815998210V US PP31041 P2 USPP31041 P2 US PP31041P2
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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A new and distinct cultivar of Abelia plant named ‘RNTOM’, characterized by its compact, uniformly upright to somewhat outwardly spreading and rounded plant habit; relatively slow in plant growth and require less frequent pruning in the landscape; freely branching habit; dense and bushy growth habit; leaves that are medium to small in size; under full sunlight conditions, developing foliage is yellow orange in color becoming bright yellow green with development; white-colored flowers; and good garden performance.

Description

Botanical designation: Abelia x grandiflora.

Cultivar denomination: ‘RNTOM’.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Abelia plant, botanically known as Abelia x grandiflora and hereinafter referred to by the name ‘RNTOM’.

The new Abelia plant is a naturally-occurring branch mutation of Abelia x grandiflora ‘Canyon Creek’, not patented. The new Abelia plant was discovered and selected by the Inventor in August, 2013 on a single plant within a population of plants of ‘Canyon Creek’ in a controlled outdoor nursery environment in Alto, Ga.

Asexual reproduction of the new Abelia plant by semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings in a controlled greenhouse environment in Alto, Ga. since June, 2014 has shown that the unique features of this new Abelia plant are stable and reproduced true to type in successive generations of asexual reproduction.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Plants of the new Abelia have not been observed under all possible combinations of environmental conditions and cultural practices. The phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in environmental conditions such as temperature and light intensity without, however, any variance in genotype.

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of ‘RNTOM’. These characteristics in combination distinguish ‘RNTOM’ as a new and distinct Abelia plant:

    • 1. Compact, uniformly upright to somewhat outwardly spreading and rounded plant habit.
    • 2. Relatively slow in plant growth and require less frequent pruning in the landscape.
    • 3. Freely branching habit; dense and bushy growth habit.
    • 4. Leaves that are medium to small in size.
    • 5. Under full sunlight conditions, developing foliage is yellow orange in color becoming bright yellow green with development.
    • 6. White-colored flowers.
    • 7. Good garden performance.

Plants of the new Abelia can be compared to plants of the mutation parent, ‘Canyon Creek’. In side-by-side comparisons, plants of the new Abelia differ primarily from plants of ‘Canyon Creek’ in the following characteristics:

    • 1. Plants of the new Abelia are more compact than plants of ‘Canyon Creek’.
    • 2. Plants of the new Abelia are slower-growing than plants of ‘Canyon Creek’.
    • 3. Under full sunlight conditions, fully developed leaves of plants of the new Abelia are bright yellow green in color whereas fully developed leaves of plants of ‘Canyon Creek’ are golden yellow and green in color.

Plants of the new Abelia can be compared to plants of Abelia x grandiflora ‘Minacara1’, disclosed in U.S. Plant Pat. No. No. 30,430. In side-by-side comparisons plants of the new Abelia differ from plants of ‘Minacara1’ in the following characteristics:

    • 1. Plants of the new Abelia are more mounding than plants of ‘Minacara1’.
    • 2. Plants of the new Abelia have smaller flowers than plants of ‘Minacara1’.
    • 3. Plants of the new Abelia and ‘Minacara1’ differ in flower color as flowers of plants of ‘Minacara1’ have lavender purple-colored flowers.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS

The accompanying colored photographs illustrate the overall appearance of the new Abelia plant showing the colors as true as it is reasonably possible to obtain in colored reproductions of this type. Colors in the photographs may differ slightly from the color values cited in the detailed botanical description which accurately describe the colors of the new Abelia plant.

The photograph on the first sheet is a side perspective view of a typical plant of ‘RNTOM’ grown in a container.

The photograph on the second sheet is a close-up view of a typical plant of ‘RNTOM’.

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

The aforementioned photographs and following observations, measurements and values describe plants grown during the late spring and summer in three-gallon containers in outdoor nurseries in Park Hill, Okla. and Fort Worth, Tex. and under cultural practices typical of commercial Abelia production. During the production of the plants, day temperatures ranged from −5° C. to 40° C. and night temperatures ranged from −20° C. to 35° C. Plants were three years old when the photographs were taken and four years old when the description was taken. In the description, color references are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 2007 Edition, except where general terms of ordinary dictionary significance are used.

  • Botanical classification: Abelia x grandiflora ‘RNTOM’.
  • Parentage: Naturally-occurring branch mutation of Abelia x grandiflora ‘Canyon Creek’, not patented.
  • Propagation:
      • Type.—By semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings.
      • Time to initiate roots, summer.—About 35 to 50 days at ambient temperatures about 27° C. to 30° C.
      • Time to initiate roots, winter.—About 45 to 70 days at ambient temperatures about 16° C. to 17° C.
      • Time to produce a rooted young plant, summer.—About 65 to 90 days at ambient temperatures about 27° C. to 30° C.
      • Time to produce a rooted young plant, winter.—About 90 to 120 days at ambient temperatures about 16° C. to 17° C.
      • Root description.—Thin to medium in thickness, fibrous; typically white to light brown in color, actual color of the roots is dependent on substrate composition, water quality, fertilizer type and formulation, substrate temperature and physiological age of roots.
      • Rooting habit.—Freely branching; medium density to dense.
  • Plant description:
      • Plant form and growth habit.—Perennial shrub; compact, uniformly upright to somewhat outwardly spreading and rounded plant habit; low to moderately vigorous growth habit.
      • Branching habit.—Freely branching habit, dense and bushy growth habit with about twelve primary lateral branches per plant with secondary lateral branches potentially developing at every node; pinching enhances lateral branch development.
      • Plant height.—About 31 cm.
      • Plant diameter (area of spread).—About 43 cm.
  • Lateral branch description:
      • Length.—About 27.5 cm.
      • Diameter.—About 3.5 mm.
      • Internode length.—About 1.3 cm.
      • Aspect.—Upright to outwardly.
      • Texture and luster, developing.—Smooth, glabrous; matte.
      • Texture and luster, fully developed.—Woody; matte.
      • Color, developing.—Upper surface, close to 178A to 178B; lower surface, close to 144B to 144C.
      • Color, fully developed.—Close to 197D.
  • Leaf description:
      • Arrangement.—Opposite, simple.
      • Length.—About 3.1 cm.
      • Width.—About 1.6 cm.
      • Shape.—Ovate.
      • Apex.—Acuminate.
      • Base.—Obtuse.
      • Margin.—Crenate.
      • Texture and luster, upper surface.—Smooth, glabrous; glossy.
      • Texture and luster, lower surface.—Smooth, glabrous; slightly glossy.
      • Venation pattern.—Pinnate.
      • Color, full sunlight conditions.—Developing leaves, upper surface: Close to 9A tinged with close to 15A. Developing leaves, lower surface: Close to 9B to 9C slightly tinged with close to 15A. Fully expanded leaves, upper surface: Close to between N144A and 144A; venation, close to between N144A and 144A. Fully expanded leaves, lower surface: Slightly lighter green than 144A; venation, slightly lighter green than 144A.
      • Color, shade conditions.—Developing leaves, upper surface: Close to between N144A and 144A. Developing leaves, lower surface: Close to 144A to 144B. Fully expanded leaves, upper surface: Close to 147A; venation, close to 147A. Fully expanded leaves, lower surface: Close to 147B; venation, close to 147B.
      • Petioles.—Length: About 3.5 mm. Diameter: About 1.5 mm. Texture and luster, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous; matte. Color, upper surface: Close to 144A. Color, lower surface: Close to 144A to 144B.
  • Flower description:
      • Flower appearance and arrangement.—Single funnelform flowers arranged on terminal panicles; freely flowering habit with about six flowers per inflorescence and about 35 to 40 flowers developing per plant; flower face upright to outwardly.
      • Inflorescence height.—About 2.8 cm.
      • Inflorescence width.—About 5 cm.
      • Fragrance.—Slightly fragrant; pleasant.
      • Natural flowering season.—Plants begin flowering in early summer and flower until frost in Oklahoma; flowers not persistent.
      • Flower diameter.—About 1.5 cm.
      • Flower depth.—About 1.7 cm.
      • Flower buds.—Length: About 1.9 cm. Diameter: Towards the apex, about 5 mm; towards the base, about 1 mm. Shape: Lanceolate to spatulate. Color: Towards the apex, close to 57A; towards the base, close to 1C.
      • Petals.—Quantity and arrangement: Five fused petals arranged in a single whorl; petals slightly recurved. Lobe length: About 7 mm. Lobe width: About 5 mm. Shape: Elliptic to obovate. Apex: Obtuse; slightly recurved. Base: Obtuse, fused. Margin: Entire. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous; thick and fleshy. Color: When opening, upper and lower surfaces: Close to 155D. Fully opened, upper and lower surfaces: Close to 155D.
      • Sepals.—Quantity and arrangement: Five fused sepals arranged in a single whorl. Length: About 9 mm. Width: About 3 mm. Shape: Lanceolate to oblanceolate. Apex: Acute. Base: Cuneate. Margin: Entire. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous; along the margins, pubescent. Color, upper surface: Close to 182A. Color, lower surface: Close to 146D.
      • Peduncles.—Length: About 5 cm. Diameter: About 1 mm. Strength: Strong. Texture: Pubescent. Angle: Upright to outwardly. Color: Close to 144B.
      • Pedicels.—Length: About 5 mm. Diameter: About 2 mm. Strength: Strong. Texture: Pubescent. Angle: Upright to outwardly. Color: Close to 144B.
      • Reproductive organs.—Stamens: Quantity per flower: Five. Filament length: About 1 mm. Filament color: Close to 155D. Anther length: About 1 mm. Anther shape: Oblong. Anther color: Close to 155C. Pollen amount: Scarce. Pollen color: Close to 155C. Pistils: Quantity per flower: One. Pistil length: About 1.5 cm. Stigma shape: Globular. Stigma color: Close to 134A. Style length: About 1.5 cm. Style color: Close to 155C. Ovary color: Close to 144B Seeds and fruits: To date, seed and fruit production have not been observed on plants of the new Abelia.
  • Garden performance: Plants of the new Abelia have been observed to have good garden performance and to tolerate rain, wind and temperatures ranging from about −23C to about 42C.
  • Pathogen & pest resistance: To date, plants of the new Abelia have not been shown to be resistant to pathogens and pests common to Abelia plants.

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1. A new and distinct Abelia plant named ‘RNTOM’ as illustrated and described.
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