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This blog reviews the latest products, plants and innovations in gardening. It also provides a link for my many gardening friends who are members of the GardenMessenger and Seedmessenger Yahoo groups and their sub-groups that I moderate.

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I am a semi-retired UK botanical garden curator and former international horticultural consultant, who has worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Australia. I spend part of the year in Australia and part in Europe, mainly due to family and work commitments. I earn my living from writing and editing Internet copy, articles and books. I have written over fifty books on gardening and have been translated into twenty-four different languages. I am a former UK Garden Writer of the Year and a previous Quill & Trowel Award Winner from the Garden Writer’s Association of America. I am interested in developing gardening communities on the Internet and I manage the popular GardenMessenger Yahoo group, along with its various sub-groups like PondMessenger and SeedMessenger. I also edit International Water Gardener and its associated regional web-sites.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bright New Conifer Introduction

Thuja plicata ‘4Ever’

A new Thuja cultivar called Thuja plicata ‘4Ever’ has been developed by Hortis Holland BV, Rijswijk, The Netherlands. It is a mutant selected from Thuja plicata 'Martin' and has just been formally named. It will be released shortly in Europe. The plant has been produced by Boo Dries Luijten BV, Steensel, The Netherlands, which is also marketing the plant this year. Thuja plicata '4ever' has an upright and compact form of growth. The foliage is gold-yellow and changes to red in the autumn. This conifer is completely winter-hardy.

For information about other new plant introductions visit the New Plants section of the GardenMessenger web-site click here.

Happy Gardening

Philip

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