Buddleja and Fargesia win a gold medal at GrootGroenPlus 2017
Buddleja alternifolia 'Pmoore12' (UNIQUE) by Boomkwekerij Out from Hazerswoude-Dorp and Fargesia murieliae 'Elias' by Van Vliet New Plants BV from Stroe won a golden medal at GrootGroenPlus 2017.
Buddleja alternifolia 'Pmoore12' (UNIQUE) has, according to the KVBC judges, very dense branches and a relatively fine leaf that is very green and has a healthy look. The flowers are darker than with the B. alternifolia, and they flower much longer. The judges found the plant unique and innovative within the large assortment of Buddleja. The judges did feel that the plant could have done with a few more flowers during the inspection.
The judges called the Fargesia murieliae 'Elias' distinctive and innovative, thanks to the very low and very dense type of growth. The twigs have a very elegant shape, and the fresh green leafs give the plant a nice structure. The plant can be used in gardens, pots, and public green as a low, non-rampant bamboo.
By putting two golden medal winners in the spotlight, the organisation did not choose just one best novelty this year.
The Caryopteris clandonensis 'Lissteph' (STEPHI) won a silver medal. This plant was sent in by Fa. Lucassen Boomkwekerij from Vorden and Boomkwekerij Elst van Bergen mts, Wernhout. The judges called it the first pink flowering C. clandonensis that is a huge improvement on the C. incana 'Autumn Pink'. The judges called the flowers nice and pink, offering a great contrast to the leaf. They also felt that the plant could be used in a variety of ways.
The KVBC awarded two bronze medals: to the Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Twisted Ball' by Schrauwen-Moerings from Sprundel, and to the Ilex meserveae 'Annys Dwarf' (GENTLE) by Van Son en Koot from Kaatsheuvel.
Source: Trade magazine De Boomkwekerij