Future Shrubs of the Year (photos not included above):  2017—Prunus besseyi or ‘Pawnee Buttes’ western sandcherry; 2016—Ceanothus americanus or New Jersey tea; 2015—Cephalanthus occidentalis or buttonbush

GreatPlants Conifers of the Year, 2014-1998 (numbers below correspond to image numbers above)

  1. 2016— New Jersey tea, Ceanothus americanus
  2. 2015— buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis
  3. 2014— purple beautyberry Callicarpa dichomata
  4. 2013— ‘Redwing’ American cranberrybush viburnum Viburnum trilobum
  5. 2012— Deam’s arrowwwood viburnum,  Viburnum dentatum var deamii
  6. 2011— seven-son flower, Heptacodium miconioides
  7. 2010— bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parvifolia
  8. 2009— creeping mahonia, Mahonia repens
  9. 2008— eastern wahoo, Euonymus atropurpurea
  10. 2007—Regent serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’
  11. 2006— redleaf rose, Rosa glauca (R. rubrifolia)
  12. 2005—Korean spirea, Spiraea fritschiana
  13. 2004— clove currant Ribes odoratum
  14.   2003—blackhaw viburnum, Viburnum prunifolium
  15. 2002— Kalm St. Johnswort, Hypericum kalmianum
  16. 2001— oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia
  17. 2000— Chenault coralberry Symphoricarpos xchenaultii
  18.   1999— Koreanspice viburnum Viburnum carlesii
  19. 1998— black chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa