New Woody Plants for Gardening in Denmark
Poul Erik Brander
The term "new plant" includes new cultivars within known species as well as new species which have not earlier been grown in Denmark. The new plants described here are all tested for specific diseases according to the Departmental Order no. 576 of 7 July 1999, from the Danish Plant Directorate, and nuclear stock plants are available.
For 35 years the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences has developed new plants. It takes 10 to 20 years to develop a good new plant which is tested under Danish climate conditions. For example, we have been working on a new introduction of Stachyurus praecox from Japan for 15 years. The following describes some of the new plants selected for Danish growth conditions.
Abelia ×grandiflora ‘Nanna’. Abelia is a genus closely related to Kolkwitzia, and only includes low shrubs, 1 to 1.5 m tall. This makes the genus interesting for gardening, because gardens of today are often small. In countries like Japan and U.S.A. Abelia species are commonly
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