Pre-Christmas plant boost
Pre-Christmas plant sales saw a boost last week with total plant volumes up on last year for only the sixth week since May.
Although sales dropped week on week, they were up by a quarter on the same week last year.
- Poinsettia sales accounted for a lot of the difference, up by 43% on the same week last year.
- Evergreen hedging plants also sold well with Chamaecyparis moving up to No 9.
- Just before National Tree Week, Prunus sales bloomed to re-enter at No 27.
- All Plants volume sales change: Week on week DOWN 11.0%. Year to date vs 2018 DOWN 6.4%, vs 2017 UP 0.7%.
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