Proven Winners® Shrubs
Proven Winners® flowering shrubs are not just another brand of plants. They are a select group of new, colorful, easy growing shrubs selected specifically for the North American gardener. There are over 100 new and exciting shrubs in this program, and each was selected based on strict criteria that makes Proven Winners® flowering shrub program unique and powerful. These shrubs are especially colorful and offer season long interest. Wholesale nurseries, garden centers, landscapers, and gardeners know and trust Proven Winners®.
How does a new shrub becomes a Proven Winners® shrub? Only the very best shrubs earn the Proven Winners® label. Proven Winners® searches the world for the best new shrubs and test them to make certain you get only the best performing shrubs, and most colorful shrubs. A new shrub must prove itself as superior to get into the Proven Winners® flowering shrub program. Novelty alone is not enough. Potential shrubs are evaluated to existing similar shrubs in a side-by-side evaluations and are graded on the following criteria:
► Is the shrub an improvement over current selections?
► Is the shrub strong and healthy growing?
► Does the shrub have superior disease and pest resistance?
► Does the shrub have multiple seasons of ornamental interest?
► Does the shrub serve a new or unique function in the landscape?
If a new shrub scores better in a side-by-side evaluation, it's then made available to North America gardeners. While no plant is perfect, Proven Winners® flowering shrubs exhibit the greatest number of key characteristics that dictate success for gardeners.