De GroenePrins Exotic nursery and Botanical garden is open by appointment – please ring +31(6) 22370001
30 years ago I fell in love with bamboo. I wanted to try bamboo in my garden, started a botanical garden (De Groene Prins) and am still in love with my fascinating bamboo. I have now had a strong bamboo carport for 10 years (of course from my own garden!) And I regularly eat home grown fresh bamboo shoots. Countless species have been planted out in our botanical garden.
We have a new assortment of interesting and unusual rhododendrons, most of which previously unknown in the Netherlands. For those who enjoy a proliferation of blooms!
Sales as usual by appointment at De Groene Prins!
Jubaea chilensis, the strongest of the feather palms, which needs winter protection in our climate, is a great asset to the tropical garden! And we have them in stock! Very good quality. Trunk diameter is 20 cm (8″), pot 30L, price € 145,-
For the more patient among you we also have seedlings …
(Be aware that this rare palm is not suited to beginners! I also have palms which are less demanding ..)
Also available from stock: Rhapidophyllum hystrix, one of the hardiest palms in winter, 70-80 cm (30″), pot 10L, € 55,-
We also have a few varieties of Butia in various sizes. For example, Butia capitata, and of course various Trachycarpus, such as the wonderful ‘Wensan’ with its circular leaves!
This autumn we sent a packaged Camellia to a client in Budapest. It took 12 days for the parcel to be delivered by the Dutch ‘Postnl’ company. So from now to reduce the risk of accidents to our precious plants we are advising foreign clients to accept deliveries by pallet only!
Beware! Ever more, the smaller Gunnera tinctoria is being marketed as Gunnera manicata. On this site the differences are clearly shown:
At Bob Foltz’s botanical garden in Meeden, Holland I finally found the real manicata! This giant is getting a nice place beside the pond ..
Eucalyptus perriniana easily grows 2m (6 feet) per year if watered well during the summer
This year’s extreme drought forced us to irrigate abundantly. Many plants in the jungle garden expect generous rainfall in the summer, and if that fails, these plants are forced to rest and therefore loose a lot of leaves.
If you want to plant new plants in the garden during the summer holidays, you must irrigate them regularly! Eucalyptus trees in particular require a lot of water.