John Woods Nurseries to exhibit at HTA National Plant Show

 

John Woods Nurseries to exhibit at HTA National Plant Show

John Woods Nurseries, the Suffolk-based supplier of plants to retailers across the UK, will be exhibiting at the HTA National Plant Show which takes place this week at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry.

From its stand 73/74, the company will be showcasing a wide range of plants, offering visitors a preview of several new products to be launched during 2012. On display will be:

  • Magnolia Fairy Blush
  • Hibiscus Pink Chiffon
  • Alstromeria Rock n Roll
  • Cornus Celestial Shadow
  • Canna Tropicanna Black
  • Rose Moment in Time
  • Physocarpus Little Devil
  • Uncinia Everflame
  • Rhododendron Hachmann’s Picobello

Looking ahead to the event, Jo Davey, Director Sales and Marketing at John Woods Nurseries said, “The HTA National Plant Show gives retailers an excellent idea of what to expect from growers and suppliers in the coming year. We look forward to welcoming buyers to our stand and showing them the exciting range of plants available at John Woods Nurseries.”

The HTA National Plant Show takes place Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. More information is at www.nationalplantshow.co.uk .

For further information about John Woods Nurseries, visit www.johnwoodsnurseries.co.uk .

For pictures and more information, visit John Woods Nurseries press room at www.cisionwire.com/john-woods-nurseries

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Editors notes

Cornus x ‘Celestial Shadow’

Found in the US by Don Shadow as a chance sport of Cornus x Celestial™, Cornus ‘Celestial Shadow’ is a florida kousa cross, growing up to 7 metres in 10 years. The plant, one of the more vigorous variegated Cornus kousa/ florida types, is notable for its clear, bright foliage with a red tint which arrives in spring and remains throughout autumn.  Cornus x ‘Celestial Shadow’ flowers in spring, producing bracts of 7cm in diameter and provides multiple seasons of interest. It offers an alternative to a tree where space is limited and makes an ideal gift or investment plant.

Available April 2012, Suggested retail selling price (SRSP): £66.00 per 7.5 litre pot.

Fairy Magnolia® Blush

Fairy Magnolia (Michelia) Blush, a member of the Magnolia family, was raised by New Zealand breeder, Mark Jury ( Magnolia Black Tulip). An evergreen to semi-evergreen, the plant has a bushy habit, dense dark green leaves and, from a young age, produces russet coloured buds that open to lightly fragrant blooms of 5cm in diameter from March to May. Eventual height and spread are up to 2.7m x 2.4m.
Fairy Magnolia Blush is hardy down to -15°c, can tolerate full sun to partial shade and performs well in a range of soils, preferring well drained conditions.

Available April / May 2012, SRSP: £37.00 per 5 litre pot.

Hibiscus Pink Chiffon

Hibiscus Pink Chiffon is a syriacus cultivar bred by UK breeder Dr Woods as part of The Chiffon Series. Performing best in a sunny position and well drained soil, this easy care, hardy deciduous shrub will flower on new wood from July to September and reach an eventual height and spread of 2.5m x 2.5m.
Hibiscus Pink Chiffon is protected by plant breeders’ rights.

Available July 2012, SRSP: £14.00 per 3 litre pot.

Alstroemeria Rock n Roll ®

The striking new Alstroemeria Rock n Roll is a ligtu species that will provide a stunning addition to any garden display. Its yellow variegation matures to white with a green edge and combines dramatically with dark red flowers which are produced repeatedly though to autumn, making a long-lasting cut bloom.
The Alstroemeria Rock n Roll’s growth, which reaches eventual height and spread of 90cm x 60cm, is compact and clump forming.

Available May 2012, SRSP: £10.00 per 2 litre pot.

Canna Tropicanna® Black

Tropicanna Black's combination of colours is truly striking. Contrasting the magnificent shades of its purple and black leaves are the rich scarlet and orange flowers that appear from spring through to autumn. This plant can grow in full sun or part shade but prefers deep fertile soil.  It will reach a height of 1.2 m and will spread up to 1m.         

Available June 2012, SRSP: £17.99 per 5 litre pot

Rose Moment in Time (‘Korcastrav’)

Named to commemorate bothHRHThe Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the UK hosting of the 2012 Olympics, Rose Moment in Time, the 2012 Rose of the Year, is bred by Kordes. The plant, which features dark green glossy leaves, repeat flowers to produce intense ruby red flowers throughout summer.
Performing best in full sun or part shade and fertile, well drained soil, Rose Moment in Time will reach an eventual height and spread of 60 cm x 40 cm.

Available January 2012 SRSP £13.99 per 5 litre pot

Physocarpus Little Devil™ (Donna May PPAF)

Bred in the USA by David Zlesak, this a compact opulus form. Rich plum-purple foliage acts as a great foil to shrubs and perennials. White-pink button like blooms in June. Hardy to -30C
Height and spread: 90 x 90cm

SRSP: £10.99 per 3 litre pot

Uncinia Everflame (‘Belinda’s Find’)

A very colourful sport of Uncinia rubra. An evergreen with bright, cherry red, striped leaves that will create a colourful splash of colour in a border or patio container. Happy in full sun or part-shade.
Height and spread 30cm.

SRSP: £8.00 per 2 litre pot

Rhododendron Hachmann’s Picobello®

Rhododendron Hachmann’s Picobello is bred by Hachmann Nuseries in Germany, which is headed by third generation nurseryman, Holger Hachmann. The plant features a compact habit and pure white flowers with a distinctive deep red blotch that appear during May and June.
Acid soils provide the ideal growing conditions for Rhododendron Hachmann’s Picobello, which will reach a height and spread of 1 m x 1 m.

Available Autumn 2011 SRSP: 23.99 per 5 litre pot

John Woods Nurseries

John Woods Nurseries was incorporated in August 2007, following a management buyout of the then Notcutts Nurseries by managing director John Lord and finance director John Kirkum.

The original John Woods Nurseries was established in 1837 and purchased by RC Notcutt in 1897. The name was chosen for the new business to reinforce the company’s heritage and authenticity.

John Woods produces hardy nursery stock on a ninety-five acre site in Suffolk. Sixty acres are currently in production, with the remaining thirty-five available for expansion.

The company’s product range extends to 1,500 lines in a range of sizes across shrubs, perennials, roses, ericaceous plants, climbers, trees and fruit. More than 1.3million units are produced annually.

ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited, John Woods Nurseries is one of the UK’s top five nurseries supplying the garden retail market. Annual turnover is approximately six million pounds.

Industry Awards

Silver-Gilt Flora                            - BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2011

Silver-Gilt Flora                            - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Garden Retail Awards ’10              - Most Successful New Plant

Gold Award ’10                            - RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010

Gold Medal ’10                             - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010           

Grower Awards ’09                       - Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year

Garden Retail Awards ’09             - Most Successful New Plant         

Grower Awards ’08                       - Trade Marketing Campaign of the year

Garden Retail Awards ’08              - Most Successful New Plant

 

 

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John Woods Nurseries John Woods Nurseries was incorporated in August 2007, following a management buyout of the then Notcutts Nurseries by managing director John Lord and finance director John Kirkum. The original John Woods Nurseries was established in 1837 and purchased by RC Notcutt in 1897. The name was chosen for the new business to reinforce the company’s heritage and authenticity. John Woods produces hardy nursery stock on a ninety-five acre site in Suffolk. Sixty acres are currently in production, with the remaining thirty-five available for expansion. The company’s product range extends to 1,500 lines in a range of sizes across shrubs, perennials, roses, ericaceous plants, climbers, trees and fruit. More than 1.3million units are produced annually. ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited, John Woods Nurseries is one of the UK’s top five nurseries supplying the garden retail market. Annual turnover is approximately six million pounds. Industry AwardsGarden Retail Awards ’10 - Most Successful New PlantGold Award ’10 - RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010Gold Medal ’10 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 Grower Awards ’09 - Trade Marketing Campaign of the YearGarden Retail Awards ’09 - Most Successful New Plant Grower Awards ’08 - Trade Marketing Campaign of the yearGarden Retail Awards ’08 - Most Successful New Plant Mattocks Mattocks was established in Oxfordshire in 1875. Since then, the company has built a reputation for consistently developing novel, disease-resistant varieties of roses and creating beautiful displays at the RHS Flower Shows at Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace. Mattocks is also responsible for the County® series of roses, flowers developed for – and named after – a number of British counties. A wide range of colours, gentle fragrances and outstanding health properties ensure that all roses in the Mattocks range stand out from the crowd and give excellent garden performance. The company also acts as UK agent for W. Kordes’ Söhne of Germany, one of the world’s most prolific rose breeders. Mattocks is a subsidiary of Suffolk-based John Woods Nurseries, Gold award winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010, for its Upwardly Mobile garden feature. The work of Mattock’s has been recognised with a string of awards in recent years, including: Best Rose exhibit Hampton Court Flower Show 2009Gold medal Hampton Court Flowers Show 2009Gold medal Hampton Court Flower Show 2008Rose of The Year 2006 – Champagne Moment Gold Standard Rose trials 2009 – Golden Beauty, Summer BeautyGold Standard Rose trials 2008 – Lancashire, Red Finesse, TemptressGold Standard Rose trials 2006 – Champagne Moment, Silver Ghost Rose Of The Year® and Roses UK Mattocks Joie de Vivre rose won the 2011 ROSE OF THE YEAR® award. Rose Of The Year® was introduced in 1982 and its aim is to discover by trials the best rose(s) in any given year. The prize is awarded by Roses UK, a joint marketing venture between BARB (British Association Of Rose Breeders) and the British Rose Group of the HTA (previously known as the British Rose Growers Association). Rose of the Year® aims to maintain and increase the profile of the nation's favourite flower, the rose, through promotional activities Rose breeders are invited, through Roses UK, to enter what they consider to be the best of their up and coming varieties in to the Rose of the Year competition; generally up to 20 varieties are submitted annually. Staffordshire Society The County® of Staffordshire Rose was bred by Mattocks for the Staffordshire Society. The Society exists to represent the geographical County of Staffordshire (Based on the pre 1974 boundaries) and make people aware of their Staffordshire heritage. Key to achieving these objectives are social gatherings which encourage cordiality and good fellowship amongst its members, and support for worthy causes within the county of Staffordshire.