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Breeder's Hall - 23 - Leo Koelwyn, Monbulk AUS

mesterhazypinetum
10 years ago

Leo Koelwyn, Monbulk AUS

Mr. Koelwyn breeded two cultivars of a very rare Cunninghamia in Australia.

Cunninghamia konishii âÂÂCoolwijnâÂÂs CompactâÂÂ

Published 2010 Mesterházy & al. in Conifer Treasury of NZL & AUS

Breeder/Found 2001 Leo Koelwyn, Monbulk AUS

Introduced 2002 Gordon Haddow, Kenwith Nurs. GBR

Description Atlanta Botanical Garden. July 2003. A tiny and true dwarf in this towering genus. NOS text.

The name writes everybody, as they like.

/CoolwinâÂÂs Dwarf/ /KoolwynâÂÂs Dwarf/

Cunninghamia konishii âÂÂCoolwyn CompactâÂÂ

Cunninghamia konishii âÂÂKoelyn DwarfâÂÂ

True dwarf, bun-shaped to globose, very short internodes. Might be confused with a pygmy Cryptomeria from a distance. Needles very reduced to .60-1.0cm long. You'll note one possibly reverting shoot on the photo above. Gordon Haddow text, UK 2002

Cunninghamia konishii âÂÂCoolwyn CompactâÂÂ

/CoolwinâÂÂs Dwarf/ /KoolwynâÂÂs Dwarf/

Photo documentation Bloomriver Nursery USA

Photo author Arrowhead Alpines Nurery, USA

Cunninghamia conishii âÂÂLittle LeoâÂÂ

Published 2010 Mesterházy & al. in Conifer Treasury of NZL & AUS

Breeder/Found 2001 Leo Koelwyn, Monbulk AUS

Introduced 2002 Gordon Haddow, Kenwith Nurs. GBR

Description Globose to bun-shaped, dwarf, 1.5 in. growth per year. Gordon Haddow text, UK 2002

Photo documentation


Photo author Arrowhead Alpines Nursery USA

Thanks Mr. Stewart.

Bloomriver Nursery USA photo

Some photos are coming later.

Zsolt

Comments (9)

  • cryptomeria
    10 years ago

    I had 2 or 3 of this cultivar here in Germany, but they were not hardy enough. The same with Cunninghamia konishii " Little Leo ".

    Wolfgang

  • mesterhazypinetum
    Original Author
    10 years ago

    Surely, Wolfgang,
    Cunninghamia konishii is more dangered like lanceolata in the continental Europe. In z6 lanceolata is also dangered to frosts till 3 meters, konishii must be minimum z7, and a dwarf much more. Plant them to the southern side of a glasshouse...

    Zsolt

  • mesterhazypinetum
    Original Author
    10 years ago

    Cunninghamia konishii 'Little Leo'

    Thanks Dax, and for Mr. Koelwyn for creating this beauty.

    Zsolt

  • mesterhazypinetum
    Original Author
    10 years ago

    The previous photo came linked from Bloomriver Nursery USA
    Thanks

    Zsolt

  • cryptomeria
    10 years ago

    Thanks Zsolt,

    both nice plants , shurely. Maybe I will try it again.

    Wolfgang

  • coniferjoy
    10 years ago

    It's Mr. Leo Koelewijn who moves with his parents at an early age from Holland to Australia.
    He renamed his second name in Coolwyn, not Koelwyn!
    Leo several times visited my nursery when he was in Holland.

  • mesterhazypinetum
    Original Author
    10 years ago

    Edwin, thanks,
    I guessed if no one is able to write his name correctly, it must be something behind...

    Do you know of further cultivars from Mr. Coolwyn?

    Zsolt

  • mesterhazypinetum
    Original Author
    10 years ago

    Picea abies Coolwyn Globe
    Published
    Breeder/Found Leo Coolwyn AUS
    Introduced Coolwyn Nursery, Monbulk AUS, Stanley & Sons Nursery OR USA
    Description A dwarf globe of Norway Spruce. Leaves green, on a irregular shaped globe. Found and introduced by Leo Coolwyn of Australia. Kigitrees & Stanley text.

    Photo documentation
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    Linked from Kigitrees

    Zsolt

  • coniferjoy
    10 years ago

    Szolt,
    In the past Leo Coolwyn found a lightgreen form of Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' and named it 'Corona'.
    I think he never brought it into the trade, maybe it reverted back to the normal one...