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What's in a name?

Dig It! // Gardening & Green Spaces // Oct. 19, 2016

What is in a name? For new plants, it is a tough business for the breeder to have their name agreed; it has to be unique, and it's even better if it has a good story too.

What's in a name?

Chantal Bomer and her husband run a nursery in Zundert in Holland - Boomkwekerij Bömer. and their lovely compact oak, Quercus palustris "Isabel" is named after their daughter. Even better, they have a fabulous witch hazel named after their son, too, Hamamelis x intermedia "Cyrille"!

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Images © Boomkwekerij Bömer

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