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Spring Meadow Nursery

Founded in 1981, Spring Meadow Nursery started as a small, primarily contract-growing operation. A little over 20 years later, they joined the Proven Winners® annuals brand, becoming a licensed partner. Now, with more than 300 proprietary woody plant varieties supported by a robust marketing plan, Spring Meadow’s Proven Winners® ColorChoice® line has become one of the largest and best-known woody plant liners in North America.

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But Spring Meadow does more than simply sell shrub liners to nurseries and growers; they also work with breeders near and far to find the most promising new plants. Once a shrub is identified, it takes an average of ten years to make it from first observations to introduction, during which time they are tested for ease of production, container presentation, and qualities such as reblooming, disease resistance, non-invasiveness, increased hardiness/heat tolerance and new habits, sizes, and colors. Simply put, every shrub that bears the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® name has been trialed and tested to make sure it outperforms everything else on the market. 

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A perfect example is the 2019 Landscape Shrub of the Year, Low Scape Mound™ Aronia. An innovative dwarf selection, this native shrub may be the closest thing yet to a perfect landscape plant. Adaptable to most any soil, this versatile little black chokeberry offers dark glossy foliage, loads of white flowers in spring, black summer fruit, and intense red foliage in autumn. Ideal for low maintenance mass plantings; think of it as Rhus 'Gro Lo' with multi-season appeal.

With a goal to introduce unique, high performing plants, Proven Winners® ColorChoice® varieties are unsurpassed in terms of flowering, growth habit, disease resistance and performance. A combination of exceptional quality standards and innovative marketing has made Proven Winners® a global brand, bringing plants to landscapes in North America, and throughout the world.

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