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GreatPlants Makes Selections for 2009

Industry News, Trees & Ornamentals

Each year, the program highlights new or overlooked trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses that show superior qualities for Nebraska landscapes.

| December 23, 2008

Each year the GreatPlants program highlights new or overlooked trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses that show superior qualities for Nebraska landscapes.

This year's picks:

The Tree of the Year: Corneliancherry dogwood (Cornus mas);

Conifer of the Year: Serbian spruce (Picea omorika);

Shrub of the Year: Creeping mahonia or creeping barberry (Mahonia repens);

Perennial of the Year: Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii); and

Grass of the Year: Shenandoah switchgrass (Panicum ‘Shenandoah’).

Top news

Dealing with drought

L&L talked with landscapers throughout the state to see how they’re faring with the conditions.

John Deere Landscapes makes an acquisition

Eljay Irrigation in Canada will integrate immediately with JDL.

Davey names new President of U.S. Operations

Patrick Covey has been with the company for 20 years.

Finding a fit

Silvis Group is always recruiting to find the skill sets that produce great service.

Affected by the elements

After drastic weather in 2013, LCOs need to keep a close eye on pests this spring.