Winners 2008

Plants bearing this symbol have been selected annually since 1997 by a committee of horticulturists from across New England.

Winners for the year 2008

Rhus aromatica "gro lo"

Fragrant Sumac

Golden Hinoki Falsecypress

Three Flowered Maple

The Cary Award Program is administered by:

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Nominations for the Cary Award are encouraged and always welcome. All
appropriate nominations will be considered by the Selection Committee.
Please note that Cary Award winning plants are chosen well in advance of
when they are announced to the public.

Criteria for the award

The plant must be:
1) A woody shrub, tree, vine or ground cover that is especially
appropriate for New England
2) Hardy within at least 2 of the 4 USDA Hardiness Zones in New England (Zones 3-6)
3) A season-extender, with priority given to notable winter features
4) Available in the nursery industry


For a nomination form, promotional materials, or to be placed on the mailing list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

The Cary Award
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
P.O. Box 598
Boylston, MA

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