Hamamelis intermedia ‘Evi’ is best-of-the-best in 2016

Hamamelis intermedia 'Evi' – photo: Ronald Houtman/Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Evi’ – photo: Ronald Houtman/Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society

At the annual meeting of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society (KVBC) in Netherlands the ‘Best Novelty 2016’ was chosen. Out of all the gold medals the society awarded in 2016, three were nominated for this honorary title. Hamamelis intermedia ‘Evi’ bred by Wim van der Werff was announced best-of-the-best in 2016. The flowers of this Hamamelis are orange yellow with a reddish heart. As it flowers slightly later than other Hamamelis varieties, it extends the sales season for this species. The other two nominees were Astilbe ‘Chocolate Cherry’ (MIGHTY) [read more] and Gaultheria procumbens’SpecGP11′ (GAULTHIER PEARL) [read more].
New KVBC chair Helma van der Louw and the former chair Dick Nieuwesteeg - photo: KVBC

New KVBC chair Helma van der Louw and the former chair Dick Nieuwesteeg – photo: KVBC

New chair
At the same annual meeting a new chair was elected as Dick Nieuwesteeg after ten years takes a step back. The new president of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society is Helma van der Louw; the first woman since the society was founded 155 years ago.