The most popular shrubs offered by Proven Winners include types of hydrangea, weigela, lilac, buddleia, sweet spire and nine bark, as of 2015. Other best sellers are viburnum, elderberry, rhamnus and the Home Run rose.
Hydrangea cultivars are either Hydrangea paniculata, with somewhat triangular panicles, or Hydrangea arborescens with flowers that are borne in compact balls. Some include Limelight, which has panicles of pale lemon-lime colored flowers, Incrediball, which is white, and Little Lime, which is also pale greenish yellow. Invincibelle and Bobo have flowers that come in shades of pink, while Pinky Winky has flowers that start off white and turn pink over the blooming season.
Home Run is a very hardy rose that's cold hardy and tolerant of heat and salt. Buddleias are planted to attract butterflies. Elderberry has pink flowers in summer and beautiful foliage.