November plant sales were 6% down on last year, but over the September to November autumn planting period overall plant sales held their own, up by just 0.2% according to the GTN Bestsellers Plant Sales Epos data analysis.
That means the gains made during the summer remain and we are almost certain to end the year up by over 7%.
Poinsettia sales grew by more than double to reach two thirds the volumes of Cyclamen sales. Poinsettia sales were 19% down on the same week last year though.
Pot grown Christmas Trees started to sell through well last week. Picea (Norway Spruce) climbed 17 places to No 9 and Abies (Nordmann) re-entered at No 23.