Eight new plants are taking their place in the amenity crop range for 2020 at Wyevale Nurseries. The plants selection based itself on their habit, colour and functionality.
Kyle Ross, production manager at Wyevale Nurseries based in Hereford, explained:
“We have been trialling and testing these plants over the past two years. This is to ensure the crops we put forward are the absolute best for our customers.
“Trialling consists of reviews of the plant’s hardiness. Comparing different growing and pruning methods. Finally Wyevale go through monitoring their susceptibility to pest and diseases.”
The selection includes:
Amelanchier ‘Rainbow Pillar’ – a compact, upright small tree, which is mildew tolerant.
Teucrium fruticans ‘Selection’ – round and tough silver foliaged with purple flowers. An excellent Lavandula alternative.
Sycoparrotia ‘Purple Haze’ – a rare new introduction. A low growing and spreading shrub, autumn foliage colours of purple, yellow, red and orange.
Viburnum nudum ‘Brandywine’ – an excellent, branching plant with glossy red leaves.
Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’ – eye-catching, upright with diamond leaves. Multi-functional use within planting schemes or hedges.
Dianella ‘Blue Stream’ – a clumping Dianella, strong and vigorous with Glaucus blue foliage.
Anthyllis Barba-jovis – Jupiter’s Beard – this coastal specimen boasts an incredible upright habit. It also has with feathery silver foliage. Perfect as a focal plant.
Euonymus ‘White Spire – brand new to the trade and a Wyevale Nurseries’ exclusive. This compact shrub has some of the best variegation Euonymus has to offer. Its uses include hedging or border planting.
John Lawrence, Amenity & Landscape Sales key account manager at Wyevale Nurseries, added:
“We’ve seen a growing demand from our customers looking to bring added value to their plant schemes. They often want different colours, textures or to respond to challenging site conditions like we saw with this year’s hot summer.
“There is high scrutiny of plant health, meaning it’s a great opportunity to explore and offer new high-quality solutions. We’re in an ever-changing landscape, so we’re very excited to offer these plants to the UK market.”
For further details about Wyevale Nurseries, visit www.wyevalenurseries.co.uk