About Upshoot LLC: “UpShoot is a boutique horticulture marketing firm. We are passionate about plants—growing and locating new ones. Experiencing that undeniable thrill of first discovery—whether it’s our plant find or yours! We love learning about plants and sharing our knowledge to the media and consumers.”

For more information: Maria Zampini; maria@upshoothort.com


Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ PP19,035

Common name: Smoke bush

Trademark: PP 19,035

Introduced by: UpShoot LLC, Madison, Ohio

  • Zone 5
  • Fine foliage with three seasons of interest; purple flushed new growth, blue-gray eucalyptus-like mature foliage and fluorescent pink/orange/red fall color
  • Medium growth rate; broad and upright habit, mature size is approximately 6’ tall by 5’ wide
  • Sun or partial shade; moist, well-drained soil, pH 5.5 to 7.5
  • No pests or diseases observed to date
  • Liners; 1- and 3-gallon containers

Leucothoe axillaris ‘Squzam’

Common name: Dwarf leucothoe

Trademark: Squirt™

Introduced by: UpShoot LLC, Madison, Ohio

  • Zone 4
  • Selected woodland native that is slightly more compact than dwarf Leucothoe; smaller, narrow, hunter green, glossy leaves with mahogany new growth
  • Medium growth rate; spreading, fountain-like habit; mature size approximately 18 to 24” tall by 3’ wide
  • Sun or shade; moist, well-drained soil, pH 4.5 to 6.0; perfect companion to other acid-loving plants like Azaleas, Rhodies, etc.
  • No pests or diseases observed to date
  • Liners; 1-, 3- and 5-gallon containers

Quercus palustris ‘PWJR08’ PP 20,900

Common name: Pin oak

Trademark: Pacific Brilliance™ / PP 20,900

Introduced by: UpShoot LLC, Madison, Ohio

  • Zone 4
  • A selected native with upright habit and bottom branches that don’t weep like the species; fewer and smaller acorns, red/orange fall color
  • Fast growth rate; upright habit; mature size approximately 45 to 50’ tall by 20 to 25’ wide
  • Full sun; moist, well-drained acidic soil, pH 5.0
    to 6.5
  • No pests or diseases observed to date
  • Liners; bare root; B&B; 15-gallon or larger containers

Thuja plicata x standishii ‘Virginian’ PPAF

Common name: Arborvitae

Trademark: Virginian™ / PPAF

Introduced by: UpShoot LLC, Madison, Ohio

  • Zone 5
  • A sport out of Green Giant, Virginian™ boasts dark green, very dense, layered foliage that is naturally full without any pruning
  • Grows as fast as Green Giant, just not as tall or wide; conical in shape; reaches approximately 14.5’ tall and 6.5’ wide
  • Full sun; moist, well-drained soil, pH 6.0 to 7.5
  • No pests or diseases observed to date; grows well in the heat and high humidity of the South
  • Liners; B&B; 5-gallon containers

Photos courtesy of UpShoot LLC