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10 plants to vie for aded-value award at IPM Essen

Ten plants have been nominated for the Show Your Colours Award at this month’s IPM 2020 trade show at Essen.


All IPM exhibitors showing trees, shrubs and perennials were eligible to enter. The award will be presented at 3.00 pm on Thursday 30 January in the BIZZ Holland stand (hall 8, stand 8A40.


The Show Your Colours Award IPM was introduced to encourage participants to put their products with added value under the spotlight.



The nominations (in alphabetical order):


  • Adenium obesum ‘Fairy Tree Concept’ - Plantal Producciones S.L. (ES)
  • Buddleja davidii ‘Berries and Cream’ ('Pmoore14') - Joh. Stolwijk & Zonen Boomkwekerijen B.V. (NL)
  • Camellia japonica 'Festival' - Van Son & Koot (NL)
  • Concept Urban Garden Roses - Gebr. Seuren Rozenkwekerijen BV (NL)
  • Fargesia MOONTEARS ('JAN W3M') - Helmers Baumschulen GmbH (DE)
  • Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer Summer Love’ ('Bailmacfive') - Bailey Nurseries International (VS)
  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘Switch Opheli’ ('Breg14') - Diderk Heinje Baumschulen GmbH & Co. KG (DE)
  • Rhododendron ‘Happydendron Pushy Purple’ ('Hachmagic') - Inkarho GmbH (DE)
  • Skimmia japonica 'Perosa' - Van Vliet New Plants BV (NL)
  • Taxus media ‘Rising Star’ ('Oene') - De Buurte Kwekerijen (NL)



Visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite plant. The verdict of the jury together with the visitors' votes will determine the winner.

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