‘Amethyst’ shrub wins ASCFG honors

January 18, 2013 -  By
GRAND HAVEN, MICH.—The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) has named its 2013 Cut Flower of the Year winners, including ‘Amethyst’ coral berry (Symphoricarpos x. doorenbosii ‘Kordes’) as top cut in the woody plants category.

The shrub was noted for “masses of hot pink berries which ripen into the fall” and as “relatively easy to cultivate as a cut flower crop, with fruiting stems as long as 60 in.” Evaluation is based on recommendations from cut flower growers and the performance in the ASCFG trials, the only national cut flower evaluations. Plants are evaluated across all zones for hardiness, yield, stem strength, and marketability.

“We are very appreciative of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers for their ongoing trialing of flowering shrubs,” says Tim Wood, marketing and new plant development manager for Spring Meadow Nursery. “This is the third Proven Winners shrub to be recognized by their work, and we will continue to introduce varieties that meet the needs and expectations of the cut flower industry.”

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