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Breeder's Hall - 32 - Clement Anthoine, Jamioulx BEL

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Breeder�s Hall � 32 - Clement Anthoine, Jamioulx BEL

The Anthoine Pinetum is one of the greatest conifer collection of the world with 2278 taxons (2010).

Among them 327 Abies, 500 Picea and 800 Pinus species and cultivars.

Very rich in dwarfs and coloured conifers, and in rare geographical specieses.

Thanks to the climate there probably the world�s most beautiful Picea orientalis �Skylands� is to be seen in the collection.

Photos of Clement Anthoine

Chamaeciparis pisifera �Plumosa Michelle�

Found this WB some years ago (2004-2005) in a private garden in a Chamaecyparis pisifera Plumosa Aurea. 3 years long no cuttings and grafts were made without success. Finally in the 4th year 2 good grafts (of 40) survived, and also Edwin Smits with some good cuttings.

The same year the original plant was cutted back by proprietor of the garden.

Named Michelle in honor of Clement�s wife . She helped in collecting work, and spent so many time.

Chamaeciparis pisifera �Plumosa Michelle�


Chamaeciparis pisifera �Plumosa Michelle�


Chamaeciparis pisifera �Plumosa Michelle�


Picea abies �Barry�




Picea abies �Rue de Vivier�

Mutation on the Picae abies Barry plant in Anthoine Pinetum, not sure it�s very stable, look a fasciated branch and buds. Selected in 2003.

Picea abies Paradoxe

A seedling found 1990-1991 by a friend of Clement in the forest, green like the normal, growing slow.

Conical, little tree with a strange growing, 2 size of branchlets in alternance.

Picea abies Paradoxe


Picea abies Paradoxe


Picea abies Paradoxe


Picea glauca �Laurin�

Mutation on the Picea glauca �Laurin Mutation� (or a reversion ?) of the Anthoine Pinetum. Develops to a little fastigiate plant. Selected in 1998.

Picea glauca �Laurin Mutation�


Picea glauca �Laurin Mutation�


Picea glauca �Blue Star�

Selected in 1988-89 from some plants from Holland, sold as Picea likiangensis.

Short blue needles, fast growing like the species.

Picea glauca �Blue Star�


Picea glauca �Blue Star�


Picea glauca �Blue Star�


Pinus nigra �Nicolas�

Found 1986 in a parking of Higway in Belgium.

Medium size tree, habit of Pinus nigra, with new growth pale yellow for some weeks.

Named for Cl�ment�s son Nicolas.

Pinus nigra �Nicolas�


Pinus nigra �Nicolas�


Pinus nigra �Tristounet"

Found in 2000 in a private garden at Nalinnes BEL. A pendulous form, slender, with a leader. Normal needles. Still in observation.

Photo by Clement Anthoine

Pinus parviflora �B. S. Teddy�

W.B on a plant in the Anthoine Pinetum, a Pinus parviflora cultivar not well identified, probably Fuku-zu-mi. First seen in 2002-2003.

Very difficult to progagate, globe, compact. Named ater Clement�s nickname.

Pinus parviflora �B. S. Teddy�


Pinus parviflora �B. S. Teddy�


Pinus parviflora �B. S. Teddy�


Thuja plicata �Geldergold�

Branch mutation of 2001 on the Thuja plicata Gelderland in Anthoine Pinetum BEL.

Variegated yellow, it�s the same form, maybe a little slower?

By this way, Gelderland and Gold = Geldergold

Thuja plicata �Geldergold�


Thuja plicata �Geldergold�


Other seedling selections in observation:

Picea pungens WB SDL, looks like �Green Globe"

Photo by Clement Anthoine

Chamaecyparis obtusa �Gimborn Beauty"

Picea orientalis �Skyline"

Welcome to the Breeder�s Hall.

Clement & Zsolt

Comments (5)

  • tunilla
    11 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Great plants! Keep up the good work! T.
    BTW Are there many conifer-gardens or collections in Belgium?

  • dcsteg
    11 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Pinus nigra here in the central US are becoming extinct from Pine Wilt.

    I am growing a small Pinus nigra 'Hornibrookiana' with excellent growth and looks. I don't anticipate any problems as I am told the disease attacks larger specimens of the species Pinus nigra. Hopefully that is the case. If not I will enjoy it as long as it lasts...then move on.


  • gardener365
    11 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Strange mutation of Picea glauca Laurin... to go from that tiny of foliage to much larger and with that habit, it's just very different. I've seen many reversions of course on Picea glauca var. albertiana's of various "larger foliage" growth rates and shapes... as many of you all have.

    Is the name of the parviflora 'B.S. Teddy'? (this will be the 2nd only known, parviflora witches' broom that Bob Fincham knows about, then). Tsai's Cushion - Coenosium Gardens

    How about {{gwi:626638}} - I recently saw this photo online...

    Best Regards,


  • sluice
    11 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Very nice! Thank you!

  • coniferjoy
    11 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Nice photo gallery of my friend Clement!

    Indeed, I successful propagatated his Chamaecyparis pisifera witches'broom by making cuttings and gave one to Stephen and Henk, all with permission by Clement of course.

    I've never heard from him about Pinus parviflora 'W.S. Teddy', but just 'Teddy'.
    There are more Pinus parviflora witches'brooms then 'Tsai's Cushion' and Teddy'.
    Some others are:
    'D4' ('Duchacova')

    Filip's Little Diamond'

    'Regenhold W.B.'