The gold medals were awarded to Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Blue Moon’, Skimmia japonica ‘White Dwarf’, and Skimmia japonica ‘Red Dwarf’.
Out of these three gold medals, Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Blue Moon’ was ultimately awarded with the Best Novelty 2015 title. The bronze medals went to Skimmia japonica ‘Pink Dwarf’ and Skimmia japonica ‘Rubesta Jos’.
Winner of the Chamaecyparis is Sierteeltkwekerij Kools. The Skimmias were entered by the nursery of André Moerings. Van Vliet New Plants is responsible for the marketing of these three gold medal winners and will further market these prize winners under licence.
Van Vliet New Plants managing director Sander van Vliet said: "All entries received a splendid score with praise from the jury which we are very proud of and with which we can forge ahead in the future. It is now important that we market these novelties and for that reason we are always looking for arboriculturists that will grow the products for us."
All entries are judged by the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society (KVBC) at the trade fair. The jury report of the winner stated it was: "innovative; can be (and is) grown very uniformly; exceptional foliage colours; versatile in use; the foliage feels soft, but the plant is remarkably sturdy. A special compact conifer. The Chmaecyparis pisifera ‘Blue Moon’ is truly an asset in the conifer assortment."