Florall Awards Autumn 2020

Although the Florall autumn fair cannot take place due to COVID-19 and consequently no Awards can be presented, we still proudly present the nominees.


Hebe 'Donna Eva' - Erik Boterdaele

Hebe 'Donna Eva' is a new dark pink variety with glossy leaves and decked out with large full flowers.
It is a strong grower and not very susceptible to disease.

The plant was bred by Rudolf Hopmans and marketed by Growers Association Addenda.



Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Valeria’ - Helleborus bv

One of the most floriferous Helleborus varieties.
The white flowers, which turn purple, appear from October and bloom until the end of February.
Evergreen leaves with red hues.



Hydrangea Serrata ‘Magic Pillow’ - Oprins Plant nv

With blue to pink flowers and intense autumn coloring, the plant is ideal for a weed-free flower carpet.
This hardy shrub covers the ground with underground shoots and remains compact.



Leptopspermum scoparium ‘Larouge’ - Plantcare bvba

The Leptospermum Larouge is grown in an environmentally friendly way, without any pesticides.
The "Larouge" has burgundy red leaves that are also slightly aromatic.
The plants are resistant to heat and drought.



Heptacodium miconioides ‘Tianshan’ - Willy De Nolf

A creamy white flower group in which each wreath contains 7 flowers, followed by the bloom with purple-red fruits.
This plant has dark green glossy foliage that turns yellow in late autumn.



Hydrangea arborescens ‘Sweet Annabelle’ - Willy De Nolf

This Hydrangea has sturdy stems and huge flowers of a silvery pink color.
Thrives even in the coldest climates and is suitable for the garden or as a cut flower.



Sciadopitys verticillata ‘Shine a Light’ - Sprenkels bv

This solitary has green needles, which turn yellowish at the tips.
Grows best in partial shade and is ideal for use in small gardens.



Juniperus scopulorum ‘Klaverjun’ (Blue Ivory) - G. Hoogenraad bv

The variegated conifer has new cream-colored shoots that contrast with the blue foliage.
The winterhardy Blue Ivory can be used as a solitary in many places.
Pruning is not necessary.



Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Paul’s Gold’ - Schrauwen-Moerings vof

Bright yellow Chamaecyparis that has a slightly upright compact growth at a slightly older age and does not burn.
The "Paul's Gold" is suitable for any garden and/or pot.


Florall Awards Spring 2020


Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’ - Willy De Nolf

The new Distylium cultivar (First Editions®) is being marketed in Belgium by tree nursery Willy De Nolf in Waregem. It is a (dark green) evergreen plant on which small, red flowers appear in winter.

The professional jury was unanimous in its decision. In addition to its robustness in various weather conditions (dryness, humidity, heat) and its versatility, the jury saw ‘Vintage Jade’ as a champion of broad biodiversity in gardens. The plant is a valuable addition to the range of box, cherry laurel, holly or juniper.
“It’s a plant that literally brings you to your knees so you can admire it. And in that sense, it can also stimulate attention for other plants”, according to the jury.



Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Star' - GrootGroenPlus

Silver went to Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Star.’ This evergreen plant is characterised by its many red berries in autumn and winter. In spring, the plant has white flowers. That means that throughout the year, ‘Red Star’ is of ornamental value for a very long time. “The plant had fallen out of grace a little in Europa, but this improved cultivar means it is back”, said the jury.

The jury praised its resistance to dryness, its disease tolerance and the relative lack of thorns. Birds often favour Pyracantha as a place to nest, whilst the berries and flowers are popular with birds and bees.

This plant was also a winner at GrootGroenPlus in the Netherlands and is being marketed there by HoogeveenPlants BV.HoogeveenPlants BV.



Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ - Agapanthuskwekerij

Bronze went to Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’, which in Belgium is sold by ‘Agapanthuskwekerij’ in Aalter.
Fireworks’ is the first repeat-flowering, evergreen, bicoloured Agapanthus in the world.