Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award

Awarded to a North American native plant worthy of special recognition

2005 amelanchier

2005 Honorable Mention:  Amelanchier canadensis ‘Glenform,’ Rainbow Pillar

Grown as a multi-stem shrub or as a tree, the amelanchier can reach 20 feet.  Early-blooming white flowers turn into blueberry-like fruits which attract birds.  Fall foliage is a spectacular orange and red.  Hardy in USDA Zones 4 to 9.

Photo credit:  The Garden Club of America





2011 Winner:  Abies concolor, White Fir

A columnar evergreen tree, the White Fir boasts soft bluish-green needles and cylindrical cones and grows in full sun to partial shade.  The tree prefers medium moisture and slightly acidic, well-drained soil.  The White Fir thrives in long winters with cool summers and typically reaches 40-70 feet in height and 20-30 feet in width.  Once established, the tree is drought tolerant.  Hardy in USDA Zones 3 to 8.

Photo credit:  The Garden Club of America