Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs

Meet Our Blue Ribbon Winners

From the University of California Low Irrigation Trials
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About the UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials

Finding beautiful flowering shrubs and evergreens for your landscape is easy, but finding shrubs that look beautiful while also tolerating the extreme low water conditions of much of the American West and Southwest is another issue entirely.  That’s where the University of Calfornia Climate-Ready Plant Trials (UCLPIT) come in.

This trial takes place at several different sites through the West and Southwest, subjecting new varieties to intense irrigation deficit trials to test their performance under the same challenges that so many of us face: drought, water restrictions, pests, and diseases. Only those that can withstand the difficult conditions of the trial and still bloom, grow, and beautify your landscape will earn their blue ribbon award. 

We are proud to share that three Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs have earned the blue ribbon designation for superior performance even under adverse conditions: Sunny Boulevard St. John’s wort, Pugster Blue butterfly bush, and Juke Box pyracomeles.

Meet the Winners

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Trialed. Tested. Proven.

All of the 320+ Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs undergo a trialing process for 7-10 years to ensure they outperform the varieties already on the market. In addition to our own testing and evaluation, we enter our plants in third party trials around the US and Canada, like the UCLPIT trial, to prove our observations and data.

Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs have earned more than 200 awards world-wide for their beauty, performance, and easy of care.

Photo: Karrie Reid, used by permission.

Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs, including the Blue Ribbon winning plants above, are available from retailers and wholesalers nationwide. They’re easy to find at the garden center, too – just look for the distinctive white container.

Locate Blue Ribbon Plants

Juke Box pyracomeles in a white Proven Winners ColorChoice pot
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