During the international trade fair GrootGroenPlus 2018 in Zundert, the trial committee of the KVBC awarded 8 medals to innovative, distinctive varieties. There are 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals awarded. The golden medal went to Cornus ‘Pevé Sammy’, submitted by Piet Vergeldt BV from Lottum.

The jury report: healthy, vigorous plants with a good plant structure. The summer appearance probably does not differ very much from other white-bean C. kousa cultivars, but the good growth is certainly an advantage. The sparkling autumn colors are an important, almost unique ornamental value. Excellent presentation.