Horticulture: From Root to Leaf

UpShoot is a boutique horticulture marketing firm. We are passionate about plants—growing and locating new ones. Experiencing that undeniable thrill of first discovery—whether it’s our plant find or yours! We love learning about plants and sharing our knowledge to the media and consumers.

From breeders and plantsmen to growers and gardeners—UpShoot helps all ornamental horticulture enthusiasts live out their passion for plants. We nurture growers new plants into successful products. We share valuable information through our national writing and speaking engagements.

Through UpShoot, the world is a little more alive and a lot greener. Contact UpShoot today for details.



Coming Winter 2015 from St. Lynn’s Press

Garden-pedia: An A – Z Guide to Gardening Terms

Maria Zampini has teamed up with Pamela Bennett of the Ohio State University to co-author the only book you will ever need to understand garden speak!
Learn more about the book and pre-order your copy today!


Tried & True plus Two New!

At this year’s Farwest Show, UpShoot featured a time-tested crabapple, Sugar Tyme which is a 2014 Great Plant Picks along with two plants in the New Varieties Showcase, Marleys Pink Parasol Japanese Snowbell and Lo-Hugger American Cranberry.  All three picks are garden must-haves!

Sugar Tyme® Crabapple


Marleys Pink Parasol

Sugar Tyme® Crabapple
Malus ‘Sutyzam’’

Lo-Hugger™ American Cranberry
Vaccinum macrocarpon ‘Lohzam’

Marleys Pink Parasol®
 Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonica ‘JLWeeping’ US PP 23,755 P3

HGTV HOME Plant Collection Partner

UpShoot, LLC is a sourcing partner for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection.
We are constantly seeking plants that intersect at smart & stylish.  If you have a new plant you feel meets this criteria contact us today!

Learn more about the HGTV HOME Plant Collection on www.hgtvhomeplants.com.
To become a grower or retailer of the HGTV HOME Plant Collection, visit www.agricolamanagement.com.
NEW! Virtual Catalogs

2014-2015 New Plant Introduction Flyer

New Plant Introductions

LCN Selections Catalog

LCN Selections
New Plant

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The CoHort Zone Blog
Farwest Aug Enews: UpShoot plants win Retailers Choice Awards!
August 29, 2014

Maria ZampiniPresident, UpShoot LLC On the Road AgainOctober 2 – 3Nashville, TNNew Music City Center Tennessee GreenIndustry Expo Maria’s Workin Words Garden Center MagazineRetail Ponderings: MoreThan Mums and Pumpkins  Nursery ManagementProfitable Partnerships KNOW HOW! BlogMaria is now…[MORE]

Coming Events

October 2 – 3, 2014
New Music City Center, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Green Industry Expo

Maria Zampini speaking

Maria is a sought after speaker sharing her plant knowledge as well as retail, marketing and plant breeding expertise. To see where Maria has spoken in the past as well as a list of talk titles, visit the Recent Speaking Engagements page or her speaker biography and resume.  Check back often for announcements about Maria’s upcoming speaking engagements.

If you’re interested in having Maria speak to your group, contact her today at maria@upshoothort.com.

Photo courtesy of Louise Hartwig of Two Girls with a Purpose.

January 5 -9, 2015
Greensboro, NC
Green & Growin’ Show

January 7 – 9, 2015
Columbus, OH
CENTS Marketplace

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