International nursery stock trade fair

Road Show 2021

In 2017, the Road Show was introduced to trade fair GrootGroenPlus, in cooperation with the KVBC. The Road Show contains a selection of novelties from the field inspections, inspections during the expositions, and the star inspections that have been conducted by the KVBC in the last few years. These winners can be given some additional attention through this Road Show. And that proved to be a success, which is why the Road Show will return at GrootGroenPlus 2021, from 06/10 - 08/10. This year, there will be 31 returning novelties, for the 31th edition of the trade fair. 

 

  

 

Abelia grandiflora 'Abelops' (Sunshine Daydream)

Bronze Medal Field Trial 2012

Densely branched, compact growth habit. Leaves are yellow-green with lighter colouring towards the margins and a narrow orange-red outer edge. Young leaves are more intense in colour. Flowers are light purple in September-October. Suitable for use in borders or as a pot plant. Fairly hardy. 

 

 

Aucuba japonica 'Angelon'

** Comparative Trial 2016

Evergreen shrub with a broad oval to spherical growth habit. The leaves feel leathery to the touch and are green with lots of yellow spots. Female plants, if pollinated, are decorated in the autumn and winter with countless red berries. A lovely garden shrub that can be planted in partial shade or shadow. 

 

 

Brunnera macrophylla 'Sea Heart'

Silver Medal Plantarium 2012

Low, wide growing plant. Relatively large strong leaves that are a lovely light grey with dark green edges and leaf veins. Flowers are like B. macrophylla; bright blue with a white eye in April. Strong herbaceous plant suitable for borders, containers etc. 

 

 

Buddleja 'Ice Chip' (White Chip)

Bronze Medal Plantarium 2012

Compact growing buddleia with a fresh appearance. Leaves are grey green, contrasting well with the numerous white flower plumes. Each flower has a small dark yellow eye. Suitable for planting in (small) groups or in pots. 

 

   

Buddleja alternifolia 'Pmoore12' (Unique)

Gold Medal GrootGroenPlus 2017

Striking, compact-growing bushy plant. The leaves are greyish green which provide an attractive background for the flowers. The short panicles of pale lilac-purple flowers form emerge during the summer until long into the autumn. Due to its compact growth habit it is not only a lovely border plant it is also very suitable for growing in pots. 

 

Buddleja 'Podaras 10' (Free Petite Dark Pink)

Bronze Medal Plantarium 2012

Low and wide growing buddleia with medium green coloured leaves. The relatively slender flower plumes consist of violet-purple flowers with an orange eye. Suitable for planting in (small) groups in private gardens, public greens or in pots. 

 

   

Buddleja ‘SRPBUBUD989’ (SUMMERLOUNGE BLUE SARAH)

Gold medal Plantarium 2019

Very compact shrub with dense branching and a spherical growth habit. Abundant short blue spiky flowers from June to September up to 1 m high. As the plant is so compact it is ideal for terraces. However, it can of course also be planted as a solitary specimen in the garden.

 

Carex morrowii "Everglow" (EverColor) 

Gold Medal Plantarium 2018  

Sturdy plant with slightly curved leaves.  In the summer it has green foliage with a hint of orange. From autumn to spring it has a beautiful warm orange colour.  Suitable for living walls, mixed containers, roof gardens and borders. Easy to grow, requires little maintenance. It grows well in full sun, partial shade or shade.  It is evergreen and winter hardy (to -25°C). 

 

Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'

Silver Medal Plantarium 2012

The branches of this striking shrub hang decoratively downwards. The leaves are deep purple to red and are gracefully heart shaped to nearly round, which gives the plant a full and robust appearance. Early in the spring, before the leaves appear, small pink flowers open on the bare branches. Beautiful solitary shrub for gardens of any size. 

 

 

Choisya 'Londaz' (White Dazzler)

KVBC-Award Gold, Field Trial 2015

Compared with the well known ‘Aztec Pearl’ this evergreen shrub is more compact, more densely branched and has slightly smaller leaves. The palmate shaped leaves are dark green. Fragrant white flowers form in abundance in May and August. Hardy and suitable for use in gardens, public spaces or as a pot plant. 

 


 
 

Clematis ‘STI7333’ (MULTI PINK)

Gold medal GTT 2019

The flowers have a unique combination of shape and colour within the Clematis genus. Originated as a sport of C. ‘Hagley Hybrid’ and therefore just as strong, healthy and vigorous. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Fast growing and fully hardy.

 

 

Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold'

Gold Medal Plantarium 2012

Large shrub with a wide upright growth habit. Its relatively thick leaves are dark green with a wide, deep yellow edge. The leaves hardly fade or burn during the summer. The white flowers open around end May to mid June. A beautiful garden shrub or a solitary plant with exuberant colours. 

 

   

Cortaderia selloana 'Day1' (TINY PAMPA)

KVBC-Award Gold, Field Trial 2020/ Silver Medal KVBC Summer Challenge 2020

Produces an abundance of elegant flower plumes which stand both between and above the foliage. A dwarf variety. In full bloom the 'Tiny Pampa' is no taller than 60 cm. It flowers even as a 1 or 2 year old plant. Ideal for smaller gardens or on a terrace. 

     

Fargesia murieliae 'Elias'

Gold Medal GrootGroenPlus 2017

Unique, very low growing bamboo. The plant produces elegant overhanging branches and bright green leaves. It does not produce root runners so ‘Elias’ retains its clump shaped habit. Eventually the plant will reach about 60 cm high. Suitable for planting in green public spaces, gardens and in pots. 

   

Heuchera 'Black Pearl'

Silver Medal Plantarium 2017

Heuchera make attractive foliage plants and ‘Black Pearl’ is certainly no exception. The leaves have 3 to 5 lobes and wavy margins. The upper side of the leaves is purple-black with a striking metallic sheen. The underside is dark purple. The small flowers are pinkish white although the plant does not flower abundantly. 

 

Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini Santiago' (Purple Pillar)

Silver Medal Plantarium 2012

This Hibiscus stands out due to its narrow, almost columnar growth habit. This is in contrast to other cultivars, which all become wider. The flowers are pink with a big red heart and semi-double. Its narrow growth habit also makes the plant very suitable for smaller gardens. 

 

   

Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA3’ (RUBY ANNANELLE)

KVBC Gold medal, field trial 2019

The flowers are deep pink-red, unique to H. arborescens. Perfect for gardens of any size and also suitable for public spaces and in pots. The combination of intense flower colour and compact growth habit make ‘NCHA3’ (RUBY ANNABELLE) unique! Plant in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. The growth rate is average. Flowering time July to September. Fully hardy.

 

Hydrangea arborescens "NCHA8" (Bellaragazza Limetta)

Gold Medal Plantarium 2018 

 Very compact and low growth habit. Freely flowering cultivar with flowers that are not too large and in proportion to the rest of the plant. The flowers are cream-green and fade to light green. Suitable 

as a solitary plant or for flowerbeds. The plant is winter hardy. 

   

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Youmefive' (You&Me Together)

KVBC-Award Gold, Field Trial 2017

Compact and sturdy growing hydrangea. The flattened globular shaped flower heads mainly consist of sterile double flowers. These have multiple layers of petals which give the flower head a very full appearance. When the flowers open they are pale pink which gradually turn darker. As they finish flowering they are intense purple red. The flowers retain this colour for several weeks. 

   

Hydrangea paniculata 'LC NO4' (LIVING TOUCH OF PINK)

KVBC-Award Gold, Field Trial 2020

Attractively shaped plant with many leaves and good leaf quality. Has a particularly nice form. Compact and early flowering with airy flowers. Reaches a height of 75 cm after 10 years. Flower colour light green / white / light pink. Flowering period from June to the end of August. Subtle and distinct colour progression. This plant is very hardy. Recommended number of plants per square metre: 3.

   

Juniperus communis ‘Lemon Carpet’

Gold medal GrootGroenPlus 2019

Slow growing, ground covering conifer with beautiful lemon-yellow foliage. Growth rate about 3 cm per year. The plant likes full sun and well-drained soil. Fairly drought tolerant and resistant to sea breeze and air pollution. Reasonably hardy and virtually insensitive to damage from pests.

 

Leucothoe keiskei 'Opstal16' (Halloween)

Gold Medal GrootGroenPlus 2014

Densely branched evergreen plant with a low growing spherical growth habit. The leaves are strikingly narrow for a Leucothoe. These are decoratively curved and glossy dark green which in winter turn dark red. The young leaves are coloured bronze. Suitable as a pot plant, but also as a shrub planted in groups or in mixed borders. 

 

   

Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Josalig 1' (Green Diamond)

KVBC-Award Bronze, Field Trial 2017

This new cultivar emerged as a seedling from L. ovalifolium yet is clearly more compact and bushy. The dark green leaves feel ‘thick’. Overall the plant has a strong healthy appearance. It is very versatile; it can be used as a low, wide (block) hedge; in planting beds or in small groups. 

 

Lonicera nitida 'Golden Glow'

KVBC-Award Bronze, Field Trial 2015

Raised as a mutant from the cultivar 'Maigrün' this cultivar has the same excellent growth habit. However, in contrast to ‘Maigrün’ it has deep yellow leaves. The leaf does not burn in summer but it does become a slightly lighter yellow colour. This strong shrub is very suitable for planting in groups or as a low hedge. 

 

   

Magnolia 'Genie'

KVBC-Award Gold, Field Trial 2020

The compact and branched growth of ‘Genie’ means it becomes a shrub rather than a tree. The main flowering time is the spring, but many flowers also continue to form throughout the summer making it attractive for a long period of time for a Magnolia. The flower buds develop after the winter and so are not affected by freezing weather. Even if there is frost during the spring flowering this Magnolia will still flower throughout the summer. The flowers are cup-shaped and burgundy in colour. The leaves are dark green.

 

Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'

Silver Medal Plantarium 2012

Broad, evergreen shrub with narrow leaves that are not sharp to the touch. The young leaves are yellow green, the adult foliage is dark green. Bunches of soft yellow flowers appear in the autumn. A striking plant that is different to the well-known species and cultivars. 

 

   

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Minall2' (ALL BLACK)

*** Comparative Trial 2020

A lovely plant with attractive foliage and growth habit. Very dark leaves that change from deep red / purple to black. Bushy and branched in form. Mature plants are ca. 80 cm tall and 80 cm wide. This Physocarpus flowers in May/June. The flowers are white and red fruit develop, so showing off the dark foliage. Suitable for full sun or semi-shade and all soil types. Prune in the spring. Hardy down to minus 30°C.

   

Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Star’

Gold medal GrootGroenPlus 2019

Although heavily (but expertly) pruned, these plants bear a lot of fruit. The branches have few thorns which is an advantage. Striking appearance and bears flowers/fruit on 2 year old wood. Berries keep their colour until after Christmas. Evergreen. Plant Red Star in fertile, well-drained soil. Hardy down to - 30°C.

 

Quercus warei 'Nadler' (Kindred Spirit)

Gold Medal GrootGroenPlus 2012

This hybrid between the American Q. alba and the European Q. robur ‘Fastigiata’ has a columnar growth habit. The glossy green leaves are quite large and healthy. The tree is virtually resistant to mildew. Due to its columnar growth habit it can be widely used in gardens, parks and as an avenue tree. 

 

 

Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold'

KVBC-Award Silver, Field Trial 2016

Bushy, wide upright growing deciduous shrub. Young leaves are a lovely green yellow, adult leaves are yellow green. Autumn colours vary from cream to salmon pink to light orange and red. Flowers are white and form compact clusters around May to June. Very hardy pot or garden plant, also suitable for the mixed border. 

 

   

Spiraea 'Tracy' (DOUBLE PLAY BIG BANG)

KVBC-Award Gold, Field Trial 2020

Extra large pink flowers which are larger than traditional varieties. The flowers contrast beautifully with the yellow-green leaves. Lovely orange/pink young shoots in the spring. Keeps its shape without the need for pruning. Very tolerant to drought and even does well in semi-shade. Compact, rounded, deciduous. Hardy down to -25°C.

 

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