Lists of Names of woody plants and perennials

In the Lists of Names are preferred names, synonyms and commercial names of almost 45,000 woody plants and 30,000 perennials. 

They are the official names of the commercial range of nursery stock in Europe and largely the United States. 

The new editions (2021-2025) of the List of Names of woody plants and the List of Names of perennials contain more than 17,000 new names.

Most important changes 

• Addition of more than 17,000 new names (8,200 woody plants and 8,800 perennials).
• Various taxonomic changes in names after consultation with trade and industry.
• The status of protection by Plant Breeders’ rights has been added to around 4,000 cultivars.

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Under the auspices of the ENA and ISU

The list of names of woody crops is supervised by the European Nursery stock Association (ENA), and that of perennials by the Internationale Stauden Union (ISU). This makes them the international guiding lists in the nursery industry for determining the correct spelling and the preferred names of deciduous trees, conifers, fruit and perennials. The cooperation with these parties ensures a good balance of scientific and legal correctness and practical workability. 

Composed by Naktuinbouw 

Since 2014, Naktuinbouw takes care of the registration of names of arboriculture crops. We work closely with other registering and coding parties, in particular Varb and Floricode. The new names are mainly notified by growers, members of ENA and ISU and via the inspection system of Naktuinbouw.


  • The list of names of woody plants: € 60.00 incl. VAT
  • The list of names of perennials: € 50.00 incl. VAT
  • Digital version woody plants ór perennials : € 395,00 incl. VAT
  • Digital version woody plants ánd perennials: € 550,00 incl. VAT

Customers in the EU must provide their VAT number.

To order

In the Netherlands the lists can be ordered via Please state your VAT number with your order.

They can also be collected at Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen or at Plantentuin Esveld in Boskoop.

The database containing the names of woody crops and perennials can be consulted at