BEHIND THE SCENES AT GROWER HEEREN

Last week, OZ Export paid a visit to Grower Heeren, to have a look behind the scenes on their growing of Viburnum and Syringa. Curious what that looks like? We made some pictures of the process for you to see.

THE STORY OF SYRINGA FLOWERS

The Syringa is family of the olive tree and also has its origins in South East Europe. The crests are white, pink, purple or violet coloured. In one crest, the flowers are small and compact and they spread the most delicious smell. The Syringa is very popular as a cut flower, and some sorts are even specially cultivated for this.

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NEW SYRINGA ESTHER STALEY

Grower Heeren also has a new type of Syringa: the Esther Staley. The Esther Staley distincts itself with a deep red colour in the raw stage.

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80 YEAR OLD SYRINGA STUMP

At Grower Heeren, they found the perfect balance to grow the Syringa.
• First, when the plant is still a stump, they take those stumps into the greenhouse.
• In the greenhouse, with the light and warmth, the Syringa plants will grow their sweet scented flowers.
• After the harvest, they are trimmed and the bare plants are dug out and planted outside again. Some of these stumps are even 70 to 80 years old!

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DON’T FORGET THE VIBURNUM

Grower Heeren also grows Viburnum. Same rules apply on the Viburnums: the plants stand outside and when the time is right they are moved into the greenhouse to grow their snowball-like flowers.
After the growth and harvest, they are planted back outside as well.

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BUY NOW

At OZ Export, we will a complete assortment of the white, lilac, purple, pink and milka coloured flowers. The Viburnums are available from January to August, check our web shop!

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