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Irelands involvement to date has been with the grateful support of Fitzgeralds nursery in Kilkenny, who have hosted the Weigela and Hibiscus trials.  

Field of Hiscus plants grown for Euro trials

Trial Reports

Weigela completed – report (Dutch) - Weigela Euro Trials D51 DEF (PDF), Weigela Euro trials final results table (PDF), Weigela Euro trials bruinbladig (PDF)

Buddleja completed – report (Dutch) - Euro trials Buddleja (PDF)

Hydrangea completed – report (English) HNS Euro-trials Hydrangea report(PDF)

Vinca completed RHS results

Hibiscus Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny, completed, Eurotrials Hibiscus report.

Physocarpus – Kildalton College, Kilkenny, planted 2017

Spirea – Teagasc Ashtown Dublin 15, planted Spring 2019.

Physocarpus trial planted in Kildalton College, Co. Kilkenny May 2017 and Physocarpus Zdechovice and Physocarpus Tilden Park







Spiraea Tracy (Big Bang Double Play) one of the noteworthy varieites in the Eurotrial selection in Ashtown.

Eurotrial Partner organisations

Germany Bund Deutscher Baumschulen (BdB), Ellerhoop

Finland LUKE, Piikkiö

France Agro Campus Ouest, Angers

Netherlands Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society Boskoop      

Austria Höhere Bundeslehr- und Forschungsanstalt für Gartenbau (HBLFA), Wienna 

Great Britain Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Wisley

Ireland Teagasc, Kildalton College

Contact Paul Fitters for further information or visit the Euro-Trial website