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Picea abies 'Virgata Dr Barański'
(Norway spruce "Dr Barański")



"Dr Barański" variety of the Norway spruce (Picea abies) was discovered in 1975 in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, at the base of Świnia Góra reserve, by Stanisław Barański, Ph.D. Eng. (a forest manager, naturalist and long-term Forest Manager of Bliżyn Forests), and named after him.



The mother specimen grows in the area of today's Starachowice Forests. The uniqueness of this spruce lies in the fact that its quite regular branch whorls grow horizontally at first, and then individual shoots do not divide and overhang under the weight, giving the tree a very scenic structure. Needles are small, light grey and green, deployed very tightly around shoots. No cones have been found so far. "Dr Barański" variety is a very robust and vital tree, growing up to ca. 20 m. Unfortunately, in the 1980s, strong winds broke off the top of a tall birch, which caused a break in the middle of the mother specimen. Luckily, as a result of this sad event, it was possible to obtain grafts and reproduce the spruce. It is a soil-tolerant tree resistant to low temperatures. Due to its very scenic structure, the tree can be used for solitary planting as well as for use in lines of trees.



"Dr Barański" variety was placed on the market in 2012 by "BÓR" Tree and Shrub Nursery.


Thuja occidentalis ‘BÓR’
(Northern white-cedar "BÓR")



A coniferous plant of a rapid growth up to 5-10 metres tall. It is characterised by its broad conical structure and a unique light green and white hue of needles. This Thuja is a tolerant plant, easy to grow, perfect for sunny and mildly acidic positions.



Its biggest advantage is that it does not change the colour during winter; the hue of needles is maintained throughout the year, also in winter, when it displays beautiful "white mirrors" on branches. It can be used in lines of trees and hedges.



The variety was grown at "BÓR" Tree and Shrub Nursery, which obtained an exclusive right to the variety in 2009.


Thuja occidentalis ‘Golden Rocket’
(Northern white-cedar "Golden Rocket")



Introduced to the market in 1990, the tree was first known as Thuja occidentalis "Aurescens." This coniferous tree of medium size growing up to 5-7 metres is characterised by its conical structure. It is a tolerant plant in terms of soil and pH, but requires sunny positions.



This plant is a highly ornamental tree due to the hue of needles and a very slender conical structure, which makes it perfect also for small gardens. It can be used as a solitary plant and in hedges, its structure resembling the one of Thuja occidentalis "Smaragd" — it looks pretty elegant and has beautiful gold colouring.



It was first grown in 1984 from seeds as a cross-breed of Thuja occidentalis "Aurescens" and "Holmstrup." Once its growing properties had been verified, it was named Thuja occidentalis "Golden Rocket".