Next year, a few more gems will be added to the ‘Robust’ range, we would like to highlight some of them for you
Ginkgo biloba, also known as the Maidenhair tree, is originally from China and is one of the oldest tree species in the world. In China and Japan these trees are grown in temples. This multi-stemmed tree remains rather narrow but grows a bit wider in old age. The Ginkgo has a unique, fan shaped leaf which has a beautiful yellow autumn colour. You wouldn’t t hink it but this species is actually a type of conifer. It is the male treee that is usually planted because the female form produces seeds that can give off an unpleasant odour.
Ginkgo is a very elegant, stylish addition to your garden, which you can enjoy in all seasons.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bobo’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bobo’ is a compact ‘panicle’ type hydrangea that gets to a maximum height of about 100 cm with regular pruning. This hydrangea blooms profusely from mid-June.
Just like other panicle hydrangeas, you can cut back ‘Bobo’ every year and they will bloom just as beautiful the next summer! As the summer progresses the flowers turn a rosy colour, a very beautiful sight!
As a solitary plant ‘Bobo’ is a real eye-catcher. The cultivar is also a very good patio plant, set in a beautiful pot. Even in winter, the faded flowers still provide a nice winter silhouette in your garden, so do not prune them too early in order to enjoy this beautiful plant as long as possible.
Parrotia persica ‘Bella’
Parrotia persica, also called Persian Ironwood or Flame Tree, originates in the Middle East. This new cultivar is Parrotia persica ‘Bella’: it was named ‘best novelty’ at the Groot Groen trade show in Zundert in 2007.
This ‘Bella’ grows slightly less erratic than the regular Parrotia, making it more suitable for the medium-sized garden. Parrotia is known for its spectacular autumn colours. ‘Bella’ shows these colours throughout the summer and is certainly a spectacular sight in your garden in autumn.
These beautiful acquisitions will be available from summer 2019