2006 Gold Medal Plant Award Winners Announced

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal Plant Award committee has added five exceptional plants to its list of winning ‘Gold Medal’ ornamental trees, shrubs and vines. To date, a total of 95 outstanding plants have received this prestigious award since it was first introduced in 1988.

Founded by Dr. J. Franklin Styer, a long-time member of PHS and a horticulturist of national reputation, the Gold Medal Plant Award promotes ornamental woody plants with extraordinary garden merit. Elutherococcus sieboldianus ‘Variegatus’ (Beauty Briar), Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ (Panicle Hydrangea), Maackia amurensis ‘Starburst’ (Amur Maackia), Quercus palustris ‘Pringreen’ (Green Pillar Pin Oak) and Wiseria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’ (American Wisteria) were chosen by a group of nursery and horticultural professionals for their proven performance and hardiness, in the growing region from New York to Washington, D.C.

Nurseries and garden centers endorse Gold Medal Plants with a small gold “medal,” which assigns the highest recommendations for landscaping and adaptability.

For more information, visit www.goldmedalplants.com.

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