October 15, 2019
2019 Growers Awards of Excellence winners
NVK Holdings’ staff (L-R): Alexandra DeHaan, Lindsay Jack, Erica Helder, Jonas Vanden Brink.
Congratulations to the following Landscape Ontario growers for being selected as winners in this year’s LO Growers Awards of Excellence program. Entries were judged live at the Industry Auction, hosted at J.C. Bakker Nurseries in St. Catharines, Ont., on Sept. 12. Winners were presented with a certificate prior to auctioning off of plant material. Winners will also receive a plaque featuring their winning entry at the Growers Fall Dinner meeting on Nov. 26.

Potters Road Nursery
Evergreen – Field Grown, Upright and Spreading: Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’

J.C. Bakker & Sons Nurseries
Evergreens - Container Grown, Upright and Spreading: Juniperus horizontalis ‘Blue Chip’, Thuja occidentalis ‘Congabe’, Juniperus scopulorum ‘Moffattii’, Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’

Canadale Nurseries
Broadleaf Evergreens: Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’, Euonymus fortunei ‘Moonshadow’, Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’

Dutchmaster Nurseries
Caliper Trees: Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Winkelmolen Nursery
Unusual and Rare Plants: Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’

NVK Holdings
Deciduous Shrubs: Aralia cordata ‘Sun king’, Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’, hydrangea paniculata, Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Smpotw’
Deciduous Ornamental Trees, 300 cm or less: Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Biringer’
Deciduous Ornamental Trees, Top Grafted/Worked: Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Miss Grace’
Vines and Groundcovers: Hedera helix ‘Baltica’, Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’, Veronica x ‘Whitewater’, Veronica prostrata ‘Buttercup’, Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’, Ajuga reptans ‘black scallop’, Sedum ternatum ‘Larinem Park’
Perennials: Cimicifuga x ‘Chocoholic’, Heucherella x ‘Pumpkin Spice’, Heuchera ‘Berry Smoothie’, Euphorbia polychroma ‘Bonfire’, Heucherella x ‘Golden Zebra’, Agastache foeniculum ‘Blue Fortune’, Echinacea x ‘Sombrero Flamenco’, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’
Judges Choice: Sambucus nigra ‘Jdeboer001’, Weigela florida ‘Elvera’, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Zwijnenburg’, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomarevo’, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lemon wave’