History of the Nursery

Szmit Nursery was established in 1982 in Pęchcin nearby Ciechanów by Joanna and Bronisław Szmit – graduates of Gardening Department of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW. Initially, as one of the first in Poland, we were producing vegetative rootstocks for apple trees that had roots grown in sawdust. However, from the very beginning we planned to produce decorative trees and shrubs – not so popular at that time. In order to do so we started to create a collection that was then to serve as a motherstock. Thanks to the above, just after 1989, we were able to start production of decorative plants.

For the next 10 years we had been gradually developing production, increasing the assortment and developing infrastructure, what gave us a strong position on the newly created nursery market in Poland. We travelled around the world to observe the most modern solutions, which we then adjusted to our needs and implemented in our nursery.

Historia szkółki Szmit

Very rapid development of the company took place after 2000. It was possible thanks to development of the Polish market and constantly increasing export. At that time the nursery’s area was enlarged several times and a modern production hall was built. We invested money in specialised machines. As a result of the above and work of appropriately selected team, quality of plants we offered has been constantly improving.

Currently, we are one of the biggest and the most modern nurseries in our part of Europe. We are still increasing assortment of plants we produce – recently we added perennials and fruit-bearing plants to our offer. We are distinguished by high quality and very wide assortment. Thanks to the above our clients can find all the plants in one place. We are specialised in novelties and rare plants that notably supplement the selection commonly available on the market.

Szkółka Szmit

Nursery is not only our work, but most of all it is our passion. Thanks to this passion, professional and reliable knowledge, as well as years of experience, we managed to establish one of the biggest private plants collections in Europe – available for visitors in the form of a show garden. This is the place where we observe and test all plants available in our offer before their production starts. This ensures us that they are proven in our climate and can be recommended to our clients.

You are kindly invited to start cooperation with us.

Recommended plants

  • Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PBR

    Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PBR

    Uniquely decorative and hardy shrub with pink orange leaves that become yellowish over time. Can be used for large planting in towns and along roads. According to the research it is the best plant to be used in fitoremediation.

    Sorbus AUTUMN SPIRE 'Flanrock' PBR

    Sorbus Autumn Spire 'Flanrock' PBR

    Small tree with narrow columnar habit and gold yellow fruits. In autumn leaves change their colour to wine red. Due to its habit, the variety is recommended to small gardens and to be planted along roads, pathways and driveways.
    Sorbus 'Rubinowaja''

    Sorbus  'Rubinowaja'

    One of the best Russian fruit bearing varieties of Sorbus. Its claret red fruits are tasty, full of vitamins and can be used for jams and infusions.

    Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' PBR

    Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' PBR

    Low-growing dense shrub with gold yellow leaves that change color to orange in autumn. Extremely frost hardy variety recommended as a ground cover plant.
  • Phlox paniculata 'Olienka'

    Phlox paniculata 'Olienka'

    One of the best varieties of phlox bred in Russia. Light pink flowers with brighter "eye" and darker violet pink centre. The variety grows up to 0.8–1 m high.

    Quercus 'Monument' PBR'

    Quercus 'Monument' PBR

    Polish variety of Quercus with wide columnar habit. Very large dark green shining leaves. Variety resistant to mildew. Recommended for representative areas.
    Quercus robur 'Posnania'

    Quercus robur 'Posnania'

    New Polish variety of Quercus robur introduced to cultivation by our Nursery. Very long, up to 20–25 cm long, fancifully and irregularly indented pendant leaves.

    Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE 'Eva' PBR

    Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE 'Eva' PBR

    Beautiful variety with dark purple shining leaves that resemble a lace. Both light pink flowers and fruits can be used for preserves.
  • Betula nana 'Golden Treasure' PBR

    Betula nana 'Golden Treasure' PBR

    The first gold-leaved variety of the species. Grows up to 0.5 m high and approximately 1 m in diameter. Especially recommended as a ground cover plant for the coldest regions of Europe.

    Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

    Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

    Very effective multi-colour perennial. Vibrant orange inflorescences appear on intensely red stems with brown green leaves. Up to 0.7 m high.
    Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Silver Lining' PBR'

    Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Silver Lining' PBR

    New variety of Hydrangea anomala with grey green, white variegated leaves. Grows slower than the species. Perfectly brightens shadowed corners of a garden. Recommended for walls, pergolas, trees' trunks and as a ground cover plant.

    Hydrangea paniculata BOBO 'ILVOBo' PBR'

    Hydrangea paniculata BOBO 'ILVOBo' PBR

    This profusely blooming dense variety of Hydrangea paniculata grows only up to 0.7 m high. White flowers become slightly pink over time. Variety especially recommended as a ground cover plant.

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