Ornamental Trees

Ornamental Trees are at the heart of the landscape and at the heart of the nursery trade. Yet they can be one of the most problematic items for the professional nurseryman – difficult to source at the right size and quality. Awkward and expensive to transport.  So we are pleased that at Kolff Plants group we have a package that goes a long way to solving these problems for our customers.

With three major tree nurseries in our group, we are able to offer a complete tree package of readily available stock. All three nurseries are located close together, in the celebrated Dutch tree growing area of Opheusden, so combined shipments are straight forward and cost effective. Between them, our growers produce 50.000 native and ornamental trees, in 250+ varieties and comprehensive range of sizes from whips and light feathers to 25-30cm girth.

Key native trees include Acer campestre (Field Maple), Betula pendula (Birch), Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam), Fagus sylvatica (Beech) Quercus robur (Oak) and Tilia (Lime). The most popular ornamental cultivars include Acer campestre ‘Elsrijk’, Betula utilis jacquemontii, Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontiane’, Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropunicea’, and Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’. Our nursery has earned an enviable reputation for the quality its whips and lightly feathered stock trees for potting on and lining out. J.W.Crum nursery is a 25 hectare tree nursery with over 20 years’ experience.

They grow a very wide range of sizes and varieties in both the open ground and containers.  They also have a large production of one year old maidens grown in air-pruning troughs. These are shipped in autumn with a exceptionally fibrous root system.The Van Meerten nursery grows a large range of 3 x transplanted trees in over 50 hectares of production. They specialise in extra heavy standards and semi mature trees in both the open ground and containers.