New import of rare plants!

I’m expecting the following rare plants shortly:

4 Schefflera delavayi €47.50 (spectacular evergreen – precise hardiness is currently being investigated)

The following plants have long proven their hardiness:

10 Rhododendron macabeanum (young plants) €25 (with winter protection!)
16 Blechnum nova-zelandiae €25
4 Blechnum magellanicum €47.50
8 Blechnum nudum €15
4 Astelia nervosa €25

(Please note that we aren’t able to send plants to you!)

Large Trachycarpus fortunei palm trees now in stock!

Large Trachycarpus fortunei palm treesThe best palm tree for your garden is Trachycarpus fortunei.We’ve got large ones available in pots of 130L with a trunk of around 2m (6 feet) in length! These plants are delivered at an angle (see photo). The price is € 400 (exclusive of transport) but for that price you’ve got an exceptionally beautiful plant in your garden! Small ones are priced from € 5.

Helen’s Hybrid – a promising new banana!

Helen's Hybrid - a promising new bananaHelen’s Hybrid is probably a cross between Musa sikkimensis Red Tiger and Musa Chinichampa.

Seedlings from this happy marriage are all different. Some resemble one parent, some the other, but most resemble both like the plant on this picture. Human children are sometimes faster or smarter than their parents. Also in the plant world, crosses are occasionally more vigorous than both parent plants. The plant shown on this photo grows abnormally fast in the garden, has inherited the beauty of Chinichampa and hopefully the frost resistance of sikkimensis!

Given maximum winter protection this seems to be a promising newcomer in our range of garden bananas. Small numbers of seedlings are available at the nursery, each with different characteristics. So they are not tissue-grown bananas (= not from the laboratory)! I can’t yet predict their hardiness for sure. Next year I’ll know more!

New: Nelumbo ‘Maria Antonia’

Nelumbo 'Maria Antonia'
Nelumbo ‘Maria Antonia’ (photo by Bandus)
Vigorous selection from the Bandus nursery, 1 plant per customer in 35L pot: €65
The first flower opened on 5th august last year!

Bashania qingshengshanensis : amazingly hardy

Amazing message from inland Sweden about Bashania qingshengshanensis:

Hi Hans (and team?)

A couple of years ago (2008?) I bought a small division of Bashania q. from you. In the years it has survived -30C twice since then. A fullgrown Rhododendron catawbiense froze to death but the bamboo was unharmed. My garden is outside of Skövde at 200m elevation. The great news is that the new shots are nearly 2,5cm in diameter. If this is what I hope this is not only at least as hardy as Fargesia murielae but also much bigger. Did I mention it spreads aggressivly? No other bamboo do that in my climate, not even Sasa palmata or S.kurilensis.

Of course this is not impressive in the Netherlands but here in inland Sweden its something different.

Best regards

Ludvig Johansson

Bashania qingshengshanensis : amazingly hardy

Phyllostachys nuda on offer

Phyllostachys nuda
Things are growing fast here and we’re running out of space. So please help us by picking up some extremely hardy Phyllostachys nuda at 50% reduction this month! It’s top quality, well rooted and ideal as a hedge or windbreak. You can pick it up yourself or get in touch for pallet delivery.

The wonderful fragrance of Magnolia grandiflora

The wonderful fragrance of Magnolia grandiflora
Long flowering evergreen Magnolias flourish at de Groene Prins. Their wonderful fragrance is a delightful surprize to many. It’s a mystery why this hardy tree is still not well known.