Category Archives: Shrubs

Sonic Bloom® Red Weigela

Looking for a large shrub that blooms throughout summer and doesn’t require much maintenance beyond occasional pruning? Of course you are! Consider Proven Winners Sonic Bloom® Red Weigela wherever your garden could use a burst of red.

Tubular, lipstick red flowers cover this weigela in spring, and due to its large size (about 5’ … Continue Reading ››

It was a Long, Cold Spring. Be Patient with your Plants

This year’s spring was a long, cold affair. The grey skies and cold rains had gardeners poised right on the edge of madness. We weren’t the only ones in a frustrating holding pattern. Our plants patiently waited for signs that it was safe to emerge from their winter slumber. And boy did we … Continue Reading ››

Viburnum Vibes

Whether you're looking for a tall hedge or diminutive foundation shrub, look no further than viburnum. Showy flowers, fall color, and charming berries are all served up when viburnum is on the menu. Most are happy in sun to partial shade and appreciate evenly moist soil. Let's look at our favorite varieties!

Viburnums we … Continue Reading ››

Double Play Doozie Spirea

In the search for a long-blooming, easy-care shrub, Proven Winners Double Play Doozie® Spirea tops the list. Declared the Proven Winners shrub of the year for 2022, this medium-sized shrub packs a big punch.

Double Play Doozie® shines in spring with vibrant red new growth that matures to a nice green. A flurry of … Continue Reading ››

Forsythia Welcomes Spring

Few plants herald spring as cheerfully as forsythia. Before the leaves show their faces, this shrub’s branches are covered in bright yellow flowers from top to bottom. As the flowers fade, the clean green foliage emerges and maintains nice color all summer.      

Varieties like the extremely hardy Meadowlark (10’ x 10’) and tough … Continue Reading ››