Wilga underutilised as a street tree

Geijera parviflora (Wilga or Australian Willow) – photo: Botanix Plant Supply

“Native Willow (Geijera parviflora) is an underutilised street tree that is extremely hardy once established and performs well in urban conditions, making it an excellent option for the … [Read more...]

newPlantsandFlowers moved

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This month newPlantsandFlowers has moved from Amsterdam to Landsmeer, a small town very near to the capital of Netherlands. The new postal address is Burgemeester Postweg 61, 1121JA … [Read more...]

‘Healthy’ ashes will be tested for resistance to ash dieback

One of the symptoms Hymenoscyphus fraxineus at Fraxinus – photo: Jitze Kopinga, Naturetoday

In Netherlands the Centre for Genetic Resources (CGN) gathers facts & figures about the ash dieback caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus, Chalara fraxinea) in this … [Read more...]

‘Heavenly Ascent Holboellia Vine: a real head-turner’

Holboellia brachyandra ‘HWJ1023’ Heavenly Ascent Holboellia Vine - photo: Dan Hinkley for Monrovia

Holboellia brachyandra ‘HWJ1023’ Heavenly Ascent Holboellia Vine is a distinctive selection of the species, from seed collected in the highest mountains in Vietnam by plant explorer Daniel … [Read more...]

Genome resource for Fagus sylvatica online

Fagus sylvatica - photo: Prof. Dr. Marco Thines, Senckenberg

The Senckenberg Reasearch Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, provides the genome resource for Fagus sylvatica (European Beech) online. Bud samples of the sequenced specimen were taken from a … [Read more...]

Dutch breeders are concerned about Brexit

Concerns about DUS testing chrysanthemum varieties after Brexit - photo: newPlantsandFlowers

Barely a year and a half before Brexit, the departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) the possible changes for the horticultural sector in Europe are still uncertain. … [Read more...]

La Barbe Bleue Bluebeard offers the best of each parent

Caryopteris x ‘SMCIPG’ La Barbe Bleue Bluebeard – photo: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia

“Gardeners looking for late summer blooms are in for a treat”, says US based Monrovia nusery referring to Caryopteris x ‘SMCIPG’ La Barbe Bleue Bluebeard. The new variety is a hybrid of … [Read more...]

Genetic technologies revolutionising new berry varieties

Karen Brock – photo: Nuffield International Farming Scholars

“Consumers may be able to enjoy a broader selection of berries following the research of Nuffield Scholar and Tasmanian horticulturalist Karen Brock, who aimed to find ways to assist … [Read more...]

Ground-covering Grevillea

'New Blood' – photo: André Briant Jeunes Plants

French nursery André Briant Jeunes Plants will introduce Grevillea juniperina 'New Blood' at the German trade fair IPM 2018 which will be held January 23-26 in Essen. The new variety has … [Read more...]

Low, spreading shrub with exceptional purple foliage

Mahonia repens 'MonRws' DarkStar Creeping Oregon Grape – photo: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia

In 2018, US based nursery Monrovia will bring Mahonia repens 'MonRws' onto the North American market under the name DarkStar Creeping Oregon Grape. It is a low, spreading shrub with … [Read more...]