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:
The List of names of Woody Plants is supervised by the European Nurserystock 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.
Since 2014, Naktuinbouw registrates the names of arboricultural 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.
In the Netherlands the Lists of names can be ordered via www.internationalplantnames.com. Customers in the EU must state their VAT number with the order.
The Lists of names can also be collected at Naktuinbouw (Sotaweg 22, Roelofarendsveen) or at Plantentuin Esveld (Rijneveld 72, Boskoop).
The database containing the names of woody plants and perennials can be consulted at www.internationalplantnames.com.