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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’).

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