Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Trees

The number one plant brand now includes trees!
Rows of Pink Snow Showers growing in a field

Over the last 20 years, we’ve built one of the most successful shrub brands in North America. Adding trees to the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® line, then, is a natural outgrowth of our mission to offer the best woody plants on the market. We are proud to work with Maria Zampini of UpShoot to select, distribute, and market the varieties that make up the new Proven Winners® ColorChoice® tree line.

The primary selection criteria for Proven Winners ColorChoice Trees is similar to that of ColorChoice Shrubs: superior beauty, disease resistance, landscape-friendly size and habit, multi-season interest, and retail appeal. The line includes:

Avalanche™ Asian birch
(Betula ×)

Lollipop® crabapple
(Malus x)

Midnight Express™ redbud
(Cercis canadensis)

Skinny Fit™ ginkgo
(Ginkgo biloba)

Temple of Bloom® seven-son flower
(Heptacodium miconioides)

Crusader® hawthorn
(Crataegus crus-galli var. inermis)

Luscious Lavender™ redbud
(Cercis canadensis)

Pink Snow Showers® flowering cherry
(Prunus x)

Spring Glory® serviceberry
(Amelanchier canadensis)

Weeping Extraordinaire™ flowering cherry
(Prunus x)

Golden Shadows® pagoda dogwood
(Cornus alternifolia)

Metamorphosa™ Japanese maple
(Acer palmatum)

Show Time™ crabapple
(Malus x)

Sweet Sugar Tyme® crabapple
(Malus x)


  • Dig the hole your tree will go into. Make it 1.5x as wide as the container, but the same depth as you see in the pot.
  • Place the tree (still in the plastic nursery pot) into the hole. If the soil level of the pot matches the soil level around the outside, remove the tree and head to the next step. If you notice it’s too deep or too high, adjust the soil in the hole accordingly.
  • Gently remove the tree from the plastic nursery pot and scratch the rootball to loosen the roots. Place it into the hole and firm the soil around the rootball. Be sure not to leave any air pockets. Water your new planting thoroughly.
  • About an hour later, check that the soil is still level around the entire surface, as soil will occasionally settle and slightly expose the rootball. Fill in any exposed spots and lightly water again.
  • Place a 2-3” layer of mulch on the soil surface. Done!
Light pink blooms cover the arching branches of Pink Snow Showers weeping cherry in a garden.

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The retailers in the category “Tree Retailer” below carry Proven Winners ColorChoice Trees. Please call the location to verify which varieties they plan to have in inventory. 

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