Each year, around six million healthy, ungrafted, well branched seedlings are produced at PICCOPLANT. Our nursery sells also especially healthy, bushy plants with a whole host of flower buds.
Depending on size, the plants are delivered as seedlings in 9 cm pots, as sami-finisched plants in 2 or 3,5 litre containers with flower buds, as adult, good developed plants in 7,5 l, 15 l and 60 l containers.
300 lilac varieties, 170 rhododendron varieties and 80 different kinds of azaleas are available. Each plant is essentially a unique miracle. They display perpetually green foliage throughout the year, and when they bloom in May and June they really go for it!
Grasses and bamboos are not just ornamental diversions in the garden but are also sustainable raw materials. Either way, PICCOPLANTS's range is broad indeed. Hardy perennials, strong or slow growing, tall and shrub-like varieties... these perennial green plants are becoming ever more popular in private gardens and in public spaces.
To provide an idea of the tree nursery, the cultivation process is given below:
During the first year, elite plants are produced in the company's own laboratory. In the second year, these delicate plants are now growing in multipallets. They are grown in a 10.000 m2 large glasshouse to protect them from the wind and weather. From the third year, the seedlings can be transferred into the open. Each plant is first potted semiautomatically into a pallet within a container that is nine centimetres across (TB9).
One year later, the 'teenage' plants are only then planted in 2 or 3.5 liter containers. They then have to move twice across the area spanning eight hectares - the company grounds measure a total of fifteen hectares.
In the fifth and sixth years, the well developed plants are planted in continuously larger containers (7.5 and 15 liter). Some are also allowed to remain at PICCOPLANT until they have reached the state of specimen plants.