Trays of seedlings under evaluation in Research & Development

Research and Development at Spring Meadow

Understanding the need for outstanding new woody ornamentals for the retail and landscape markets, Spring Meadow has maintained an internal R & D program practically since our beginning. Our staff plant breeders are responsible for some of our best-known introductions, including Bloomerang® lilac, Fire Light® hydrangea, and Summer Wine® ninebark. 

Our marketing and R & D departments work closely together so that we can collaborate on what needs there exist in the market and how we can position new varieties that we've developed. 

Meet Megan, our plant breeder, and learn how our hydrangeas are developed and evaluated.