Definition of cultivar
: an organism and especially one of an agricultural or horticultural variety or strain originating and persistent under cultivation
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Meanwhile, Li, founder of the New England Invasive Plant Center, is close to filing for a patent for sterile burning bush cultivars.
When choosing a cultivar for cross-pollination, be sure that the bloom times overlap with the existing tree.
In recent years, a second cultivar called Golden Hills has gained popularity.
Many of the Asian cultivars can be replaced with a North American counterpart—such as Chinese elms with American elms, or Japanese and Norway maples with sugar maples.
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Origin and Etymology of cultivar
cultivated + variety
First Known Use: 1923See Words from the same year
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