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June 5, 2012
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Special planting to commemorate Diamond Jubilee

Lieutenant Governor's Office

Students from Spring Park Elementary School, Kindergarten French Immersion class and their teachers, Nicole Robertson and Stephanie Benoit, visited Government House to help the Lieutenant Governor, Honourable Frank Lewis, and Her Honour Dorothy Lewis to plant a special shrub honouring Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.

An Amber Jubilee Ninebark was donated to the province to commemorate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. All provinces and territories were given this special gift from Manitoba to be planted in 2012 on the grounds of each provincial Government House.

When Her Majesty visited Manitoba in 2010, she took part in a ceremonial planting of the special commemorative shrub developed by a nursery in Portage la Prairie to mark the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations now being held throughout Canada this year.

The Amber Jubilee Ninebark is a standout and a unique new shrub offering a kaleidoscope of colours throughout the spring, summer and fall. Amber Jubilee offers a unique blend of foliage colours including new growth that takes on shades of yellow and orange in summer before turning purple in the fall. Foliage on mature sections of the plant is lime green.

It is a medium shrub reaching a mature height of 5-6’ (2 m) and a width of 4’ (1.5 m) and is a seedling cross of the ‘Diabolo’ x ‘Darts Gold.’

Media Contact: Cindy Cheverie
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