Botanical garden and nursery

De Groene prins botanical garden
Banana plants in the botanical garden

De Groene Prins is an exotic plant nursery and botanical garden in northern Holland. Here you can see which beautiful exotics do well in our west-European climate!

Eucalyptus often recovers from severe frost

Ecualyptus-viminalis - hardy

After last winter’s (2021) severe cold spell, we have seen that a number of species, such as Eucalyptus viminalis (photo) and Eucalyptus dalrympleana can quickly grow back from the top of the root. Simply cut the dead trunk off above that!

Eucalyptus news

Eucalyptus perriniana with early, round leaves

The demand for strong Eucalyptus varieties is increasing all the time. That is why we are working to propagate the strongest trees we have here from our own garden. In collaboration with several other nurseries, the first so called “Hardy Dutch” seedlings are now for sale from July 2021. We can no longer rely on imports from Australia.

On the one hand, the EU is creating trade barriers, making seed imports far too expensive; on the other hand, climate change in Australia is causing a sharp decline in nature. See this alarming article in the Guardian!

Trachycarpus fortunei

Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus fortunei in various sizes on offer

We have good quality Trachycarpus fortunei, one of the most hardy palms for the garden. 40 cm trunk: €80, 80 cm trunk: €175.

Small seedlings are available from €5, 15 cm trunk €20.