16 results

  • Sort by
  • CHEER DROPS® Arborvitae

    Tired of all of the same choices among evergreens? Cheer Drops® arborvitae brings new energy to the market! It naturally grows with a droplet-like shape that works well in gardens and landscapes, as well as for windbreaks and hedges. It needs no pruning to keep this handsome form, and grows well in sun or Part Sun.

    Why grow Cheer Drops arborvitae?

    • Unique teardrop-like shape
    • Versatile habit
    • Lush coral-like foliage
    Add to Wishlist
  • 3D Model
    SPRING GROVE® Western Arborvitae

    Spring Grove® arborvitae might be the largest shrub in the line of Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs, but it has a lot to offer! It’s a fast-growing selection of the beautiful, striking North American native Western arborvitae (Thuja plicata). That makes it an ideal choice for planting a lush privacy hedge that creates a storybook setting for any home, business, museum, or church. Though Western arborvitae aren’t quite as hardy as their Eastern counterpart (Thuja occidentalis), they do show better deer resistance, so with protection, may be a better choice as for an evergreen hedge for those who struggle with deer damage to their plants and landscapes.

    Why grow Spring Grove arborvitae?

    • Fast growing for speedy coverage
    • Evergreen foliage has a thick, glossy, “braided” look
    • Tall, broad habit provides privacy from the side and from above
    Add to Wishlist
  • AVALANCHE™ Birch

    Want your garden to give the immediate impression of simplicity and elegance? Plant an Avalanche™ birch tree. This multi-stemmed specimen first pops out of the landscape as a juvenile specimen with creamy tan bark and hints of pale pink. As it matures, its relatively smooth bark brightens to a handsome stark white. Plant it as a specimen to provide structure to the space or as a group to give your landscape a naturalistic aesthetic. You’ll enjoy its easy-care nature, with good resistance to bronze birch borer and its seeming invisibility to deer, as they don’t care to eat its bark. In fall, its presence in the landscape intensifies as emerald green foliage develops a uniform golden color.

    Why grow an Avalanche™ birch?

    • Disease resistant
    • Durable for a landscape with deer
    • Handsome color show with bark and fall foliage
    Add to Wishlist
  • FUNYELLA™ Clematis

    Truly one of the most irresistibly beautiful and unique clematis we’ve ever seen! Funyella clematis blooms in spring with fringed flowers of glorious buttery yellow. They hang delicately from the vines, adding a whole new height and dimension to spring gardens. The show doesn’t stop when spring ends, either – though the main bloom time is indeed mid-late spring, new flowers continue to emerge until the weather gets quite hot in summer. Even once the flower show winds down, though, the plant stays plenty interesting with shimmering, silky, ball-shaped seed heads through frost.

    Funyella clematis brings magic to perennial gardens, mailbox plantings, deck railings, or any place it can climb. Since it is so versatile, durable, and easy-care, it would make a wonderful gift for a new homeowner or a garden of any skill level. As a member of the notoriously tough and easy Atragene group clematis, Funyella is a very special plant that needs no special care!

    Top reasons to grow Funyella clematis:
    – Unusual bell-shaped flowers made up of fringy petals in an appealing mellow yellow
    – Elegant vine climbs on structures, railing, or up mailboxes
    – The easiest type of clematis to grow and care for: a member of the Atragene group (aka group one) that does not need pruning. For real!

    Add to Wishlist
  • ‘Sweet Summer Love’ Clematis

    It’s a non-invasive version of sweet autumn clematis with fragrant, cranberry-violet blooms. It starts blooming about a month earlier than other varieties, and will continue to flower through the summer. It is very easy to grow.

    Add to Wishlist
  • PINK MINK® Clematis

    This easy-to-grow variety produces abundant pink-on-pink striped blooms from early summer to early fall.

    Add to Wishlist

    An excellent spring show awaits with Weeping Extraordinaire™ weeping cherry. Its slightly arched branches fill with double blooms in various shades of pink, verging on white. When the buds start to open, the flowers are a dark rosy pink and quickly mature to a light pink color. After the petals fall off, beautiful coppery new growth is revealed. As it grows, the foliage runs a lovely shade of bright emerald green until fall when it deepens to burgundy. It makes a lovely specimen plant or a line along a driveway or fence.

    Why grow Weeping Extraordinaire weeping cherry?
    – Extravagant flower show.
    – Cheerful summer foliage.
    – Interesting weeping habit.

    Add to Wishlist
  • PINK SNOW SHOWERS™ Flowering Cherry

    Add an element of simple elegance to your space with Pink Snow Showers™ weeping cherry. Its thin, arched branches fill with lovely cotton candy pink single blooms in the springtime. These cheery blooms arrive by the thousands and complement the silver color of the trunk and stems beautifully. In the fall, the foliage turns to a blend of glowing orange and red. It looks lovely as a specimen or planted in a row along the road or driveway.

    Why grow Pink Snow Showers weeping cherry?
    – Fabulous weeping habit.
    – Great disease resistance, especially to shot hole disease.
    – Very low maintenance.

    Add to Wishlist
  • SHOW TIME™ Flowering Crabapple

    When spring comes, it’s show time for all crabapples, but this one really grabs the spotlight. The large, densely clustered fuchsia-red flowers turn the branches into columns of lush color. Deep green foliage has red tones of its own, especially as it emerges. In fall, red fruits glisten among the bright orange and red leaves. Oval, upright habit lends a touch of formality as a specimen or street tree.

    Show Time™ crabapple is part of the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Trees program.

    Add to Wishlist
  • LOLLIPOP® Crabapple

    One look and it’s easy to see how Lollipop crabapple (Malus sp.) got its name: with its straight trunk and rounded canopy, it does indeed look like a lollipop in the landscape! But that’s not all that’s sweet about this space-saving small tree. It’s covered in deliciously fragrant white flowers in spring, which give way to small, shiny crabapples in summer and fall. Perhaps the best thing about Lollipop crabapple is that you don’t need to do a thing to enjoy its neat habit – it just grows this way naturally, creating a beautiful, low-maintenance accent in your landscape or garden that will make all your neighbors ask about it.

    Lollipop crabapple is part of the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Trees program.

    Add to Wishlist
  • 3D Model
    CENTER STAGE® Red Crapemyrtle

    Looking for a crapemyrtle that doesn’t disappear in the crowd? This is it! The CENTER STAGE® Red series was developed by Spring Meadow’s Megan Mathey with the goal of very disease resistant black foliage and super stunning flower color. CENTER STAGE® Red is the first to market, with vivacious cerise-colored blooms in summer.

    Add to Wishlist
  • 3D Model
    CENTER STAGE® Coral Crapemyrtle

    There are two lovely contrasts at play within Center Stage Coral crapemyrtle. The first is in the coloring; its captivating bright coral pink flowers nestle into dark burgundy foliage. This fun combination could easily be the jumping-off point for a garden color scheme! The second contrast is within the texture; its ruffled blooms are bunched against super smooth, glossy leaves. Complex views like this make gardens more interesting. And happily, unlike older varieties, you’ll be able to think it’s beautiful all growing season long. It remains handsome even in conditions that would give other plants a case of powdery mildew or heat that would stress its foliage.

    Why grow Center Stage Coral crapemyrtle?

    • Handsome contrasting foliage and flower colors
    • Super tolerant of heat and resists deer
    • Pretty low maintenance
    Add to Wishlist

    This specimen tree provides more than one season of interest! Midnight Express® redbud has you covered from spring ’til fall with its fabulous color show. It starts with an impressive number of bright pink, pea-shaped blooms lining each branch in the springtime. From there, it grows large, heart-shaped foliage with dark burgundy coloring that shifts to a dynamic show in summer with emerald green hints. The leaf coloring is the same as or a bit darker than Black Pearl™ redbud. It grows in a more upright manner and fills out faster than Forest Pansy redbud. The most dramatic show is saved for fall when the interior foliage lights up with butterscotch yellow coloring while the exterior leaves remain burgundy and red. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this native, color-changing tree!

    Why grow Midnight Express redbud?
    – Dramatic foliage color for the entire growing season
    – Excellent flower coverage in springtime
    – Convenient size

    Midnight Express redbud is part of the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Trees program.

    Add to Wishlist
  • CENTER STAGE® Pink Crapemyrtle

    Earlier blooming bright pink crapemyrtle with intense dark foliage.

    Add to Wishlist
  • SWEET SUGAR TYME® Crabapple

    Everyone knows that crabapples are fabulous in spring, and Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple (Malus sp.) is no exception. However, it one-ups all the others with its fruit: bright red berries on long stems that look great in late summer and fall and even beyond. Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple has the unusual ability to hold its fruit intact all through winter instead of shriveling. It’s like built-in holiday décor! In late winter/early spring, birds flock to them for a nutritious food source in otherwise lean times. Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple naturally grows with a tidy, pyramidal-oval crown atop a straight trunk for an appealing look in the landscape or garden.

    Lollipop crabapple is part of the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Trees program.

    Add to Wishlist
  • BLACK LACE® Elderberry

    This cutleaf elderberry has the color and texture of Japanese maple, but is much more adaptable. The pink flowers will produce black fruit in fall that can be used for jams or wine, or left for songbirds to enjoy. This durable plant can be used as a specimen in mixed borders or Rain gardens. If cut back in early spring it can be used like a perennial for foliage interest (flowers appear on old wood.) This adaptable plant will tolerate clay soils, black walnut, and occasional dry conditions. It is deer-resistant.

    Add to Wishlist

Scholarship Application

*Completing this form does not guarantee a scholarship. A staff member will confirm scholarship availability directly. Receipts must be submitted within 10 weeks from the conclusion of the event.
Gardening Simplified magazine
[everest_form id="4997"]