Wilbert Christiaens and Eef van Os grow a wide range of conifers, shrubs and topiary plants. They own approximately 100 hectares of open, greenhouse and container fields in Melderslo, Limburg. ‘What are we good at? Why not ask us what not,’ jokes Wilbert. Then, seriously: ‘Our strength lies in the quality of our products. We work neatly, comply with agreements and stand for fair trade.’
Leucothoe axillaris “Curly Red” is one of the stars at Ron van Opstal’s tree nursery. During autumn, the leaves of this shrub curl up and turn purple-red. It is very popular at autumn and Christmas fairs at garden centres. ‘I try to distinguish myself in the market with varieties like this. I always go for quality, and that includes using the best growing media,’ the entrepreneur tells us.