About Spring Meadow Nursery: “In 1981, Dale founded Spring Meadow Nursery with his wife, Liz. Today, large and small nurseries from across North America look to Spring Meadow to do their propagation and to bring them new and exciting plants.”

For more information: mark@springmeadownursery.com


Buddleia Pugster Blue™

Common name: Pugster Blue™ buddleia

Trademark: Buddleia ‘SMNBDBT’ PPAF, CBRAF

Introduced by: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

  • USDA hardiness zone: USDA 5; AHS 9
  • Ornamental features: Enticing, full-sized, dark violet-blue flower heads; dense foliage and branching; thick, sturdy stems provide additional hardiness in areas where buddleias experience winter die back
  • Habit and growth rate: Mounded; 2’ tall; growth rate .05
  • Culture: Full sun
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners

Cotinus coggygria Winecraft Black™

Common name: Winecraft Black™ smokebush

Trademark: Cotinus coggygria ‘NCC01’ PPAF, CBRAF

Introduced by: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

  • USDA hardiness zone: USDA 4; AHS 8
  • Ornamental features: Saturated purple-black foliage darkens as the season ages; showy red, smoke-like blooms appear in early to mid-summer; orange fall foliage adds to its season-long beauty
  • Habit and growth rate: Semi-dwarf; 4 to 6’ tall; growth rate 1
  • Culture: Full sun
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners

Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Wee White™

Common name: Invincibelle Wee White™ hydrangea

Trademark: Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA5’ PPAF, CBRAF

Introduced by: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

  • USDA hardiness zone: USDA 3; AHS 9
  • Ornamental features: Smallest H. arborescens yet; this tiny hydrangea is a game changer with its abundant white flower heads and extremely compact habit and strong, supportive stems
  • Habit and growth rate: 1 to 2.5’ tall and wide; growth rate 1
  • Culture: Full sun; prefers well-drained soil
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners

Sambucus nigra Strait-Laced™

Common name: Strait-Laced™ elderberry

Trademark: Sambucus nigra ‘R1292’ PPAF, CBRAF

Introduced by: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

  • USDA hardiness zone: USDA 4; AHS 7
  • Ornamental features: Deeply cut foliage is jet-black with large pink inflorescences; narrow, upright plant, holding color all season long; superb container presentation requires no pruning, little spacing
  • Habit and growth rate: 6 to 8’ tall; growth rate 1
  • Culture: Best in moist soil, although will tolerate dry soils
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners

Weigela florida Czechmark Trilogy™

Common name: Czechmark Trilogy™ weigela

Trademark: Weigela florida ‘VUKOZGemini’ PPAF, CBRAF

Introduced by: Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

  • USDA hardiness zone: USDA 4; AHS 8
  • Ornamental features: An improved, more compact ‘Carnival’ weigela with larger flowers and more vivid flower hues of white, pink and red
  • Habit and growth rate: 3 to 3.5’ tall; growth rate 1
  • Culture: Part sun to full sun; prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types
  • Pest/disease problems/unique resistance: None indicated
  • Availability: Liners