New additions to the Skimmia Rubesta® Series!

New Additions to the Skimmia Rubesta® Series!

Van Vliet New Plants offer Skimmia japonica 'Perosa' (pbr) which impresses with its high contrast between the flower buds and the leaves. Each leaf has unique colors which reach from all kinds of light green to almost silver.

The flower buds are coloured deep red and appear from September onwards. 'Perosa' is hardy and the perfect eyecatcher in the garden for autumn and winter. 

Red Berry Bee (pbr)

Another addition to the Skimmia japonica Rubesta® series is the Red Berry Bee (pbr). The name Red Berry Bee confirms the colour of the plant's special berries. These are dark red and stand in racemes at the plant.

Strong Improvement

The Skimmia japonica Rubesta® series is a strong improvement of the ever popular 'Rubella'.

Rubesta® varieties are selected for their Deep red (or white) flower colour, side buds also producing flowers, very full, compact plants and a choice of robust, vigorous varieties. Strong root system and compact growth are an added bonus. 

If you are interested to take the Skimmia Rubesta® series in your assortment, contact Van Vliet New Plants : [email protected] or call +31 (0)342 - 444 344).


'Free to Access' News!

Welcome to the exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Our 6th Anniversary is right now and we are very much regarded as THE trade website for all the latest news from Growers, Nurseries, Breeders and trade events around the globe (plus product manufacturers).

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Our news is FREE to access! The Garden Retail and Book Review pages have enhanced the coverage we offer and have contributed to a significant rise in 'page views'.

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Big Tree Management

During the International Press Nursery tour in Holland this month, we visited Maarten Van Overbeek in Oirschot.

They utilise specialist equipment for their tree management programme, which is manfactured by Lommers Tuinbouwmachines. This leading manufacturer  exhibited at GrootGroenPlus, held in Zundert last week.

Seiont Nurseries Boost Sales at SWGS 

Seiont Nurseries enjoyed an excellent South West Growers show this month. Top favourites on their stand were Hardy Ferns, Heucheras and Grasses. They have good availability of all these items right now and are shipping them far and wide over the next few weeks.

This time of year many are used for centre-points in winter baskets and tubs or are potted to 2 or 3 litre for early spring sales.

Plant Patrol® Certificates Awarded

During GrootGroenPlus in Zundert, several Plant Patrol® certificates were issued to companies that have been visited over the last few months.

Our image (above) shows the Plant Patrol® certificate being presented to Jelle Havermans from About Plants Zundert BV by Diantha Slingerland from Plantipp.

Prunus laurocerasus Zsofia (SOFIA) Lands Gold Medal!

Bens Young Plants and Breederplants VOF were awarded a Gold Medal at GrootGroenPlus for their Prunus laurocerasus Zsofia (SOFIA).

Susanne Blom from Bens Young Plants is pictured above with the Award. Bred by Gabor Nemeth, this is a brand new type of Prunus laurocerasus.

Prepare Yourselves for Expo 2020!

October 20th 2020 should already be in your diary! This will mark the opening of Expo 2020 in Dubai which will run for 6 months into 2021.

There will be a series of pavilions representing a huge number of countries from around the globe. The Belgian 'Green Ark' pavilion includes a host of sustainable innovations and will include 10,000 plants.

New 'Flormart' Partnership 

The GEO S.P.A. and the public entities (Chamber of Commerce and the City of Padova) joined forces as co-owners of the Flormart Trade Fair last month. They were able to announce some exciting plans for Flormart 2020.

In addition, a partnership agreement with ANVE (the Italian National Association of Nursery-stock exporters) was also been confirmed.

Greenest City in Europe?

As part of the European Press Core in Nantes last month, we were privileged to see this Green City at its best!

Their annual investment of €50 Million ensures that its 'Green' profile will both remain and be enhanced in the future. There will be further news reports on our news pages shortly.

Eco-friendliness is the Theme

Desch Plantpak continue to expand their complete range of eco-friendly products, each of which responds to demands from retailers and consumers. 

Recover is Desch Plantpak's answer to the requirement for better separation of plastic products during waste processing.

Recover products destined for Germany have a striking blue colour, while those for the English market are in a distinctive taupe grey. Desch Plantpak produced an impressive new stand display at Four Oaks 2019. 

70th Edition of Flormart!

The 70th edition of Flormart, (the International Exhibition of Horticulture, Landscape Architecture and Green Infrastructures) was held in Padova last month.

This included a 3 day seminar/workshop /conference programme to address the World of Medicinal Plants.

Caporalplant are Ready for the Autumn Season!

As Caporalplant look towards the new season, their newly available plants are now ready for ordering. Some of this range was shown at the Flormart Trade Fair in Padova.

Plantarium Fits All 

'Green Fits All' was the slogan at the 37th edition of Plantarium and the Groen-Direkt Autumn Fair. Both trade fairs again took place under one roof and offered international trade professionals a complete green experience in Boskoop.

Extended Plant Range Boosts Sales by 20%

A mixture of high quality plant material and improved logistics have brought Innocenti Mangoni Piante a 20% increase in plant sales in the U.K. This is in comparison to the same period in 2018.

Their extensive choice of plant material was exhibited at the Four Oaks Show, where Innocenti & Mangoni made their debut. 

Direct Purchasing from China 

China Direct UK is a newly formed joint venture which will facilitate the direct purchasing from Chinese manufacturers. The company has been jointly formed by Frank Sandford, well known industry consultant, Neville Stein and Head of the China Horticultural Association, Larry Lee.

Production and Markets for Ornamentals to 2030!

The latest initiative of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) - the International Vision Project (IVP) is the very first of its kind in ornamental horticulture. This sets out a forecast for the future of the global industry until 2030.

The second in the International Vision Project report series has now been published and is entitled ‘Production and Markets, the future of ornamentals’.

New & Exclusive Lavender

Sold exclusively by Hishtil, the Lavandula angustifolia 'BeeZee'™ series has now been introduced. Hishtil are one of the major growers in Israel whom Marketing Sales & Logistics company Solgrow act for in the U.K.

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Enjoy this Begonia Dream!

At Four Oaks 2019, Beekenkamp introduced the newest Dreams family member. Dreams Garden MacaRose is a beautiful vigorous outdoor begonia with a fresh pink colour and a sparkling yellow heart.

Flowers and Plants Bring People Together!

Plans are well underway for Floraliën 2020. Held in Ghent, Belgium, from May 1st - 10th, you will see 1.5 ha of indoor garden and more than 500,000 flowers and plants.