Genetics Division

j Berry Genetics Gardening

Our Genetics

J. Berry's Research and Development staff breeds and selects ornamental, high-value plants with increased tolerance to adverse climatic conditions. 

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A cutting-edge collection of re-blooming azaleas; Déjá Bloom® Azaleas by J. Berry sparkle with highly florific, multi-season blooms that perform perfectly in both sun and partial shade. Each Déjá Bloom® variety was bred for vivid blooms and color purity, while also ensuring exceptional disease and pest resistance.
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Cabana™ Canna are known for their compact habits, continuous bloom cycles, and consistent performance. We have 9 new, classically beautiful varieties in the Cabana™ Canna collection.
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Summer Spice™  Hardy Hibiscus

J. Berry is thrilled to bring the Summer Spice™ Hardy Hibiscus Collection to market. With its unique range of colors, lunch plate sized flowers, tremendous bud and bloom count on a naturally compact form, the Summer Spice Hardy Hibiscus is a breakthrough in hardy Hibiscus breeding.
j berry crepe myrtles


The Black Diamond® Crapemyrtle Collection is known for deep black foliage crowned with masses of vibrant blooms. Black Diamonds are naturally resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew. With a mature habit of 10-12 feet tall and 8ft. wide, the Black Diamond Crapemyrtles are perfect for large and small gardens. There are currently 9 varieties in the Black Diamond Collection. Each variety is uniquely distinctive and a perfect addition for landscapes or patio containers.

Crown Jewel Begonias

J. Berry is excited to introduce the Crown Jewel™ Begonia series! Rhizomatous hybrids with rich, lustrous foliage that add a royal touch to every garden. Tenacious Topaz™, Positively Peridot™, Enduring Onyx™, and Joyful Jasper™ bring out the best wherever they’re planted. Just like the monarchs who rule for decades, these jewels are steadfast, with the season-long color customers are looking for.
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Emerald Empire

The regal new Emerald Empire™ Crapemyrtle collection features emerald green foliage draped with masses of vibrant jewel colored blooms, providing beauty and interest spring until first frost.  Our breeding program promises the full color palette range of remarkable green-leafed crapemyrtles organized in subcollections of Prince, Queen and King sizes -allowing landscapers and gardeners to find the best crapemyrtle to suit their space.
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Tropical Hibiscus

Hollywood™ Hibiscus, introduced by J. Berry, were bred for multi-day lasting blooms, extremely high bud and bloom counts, spectacular rich green foliage, leaf spot resistance, and exceptional compact growth habits. Each Hollywood Hibiscus is named for a character you would find in Hollywood-so you can select the name or color that suits you best.

Past Performances

These previously shown stars are no longer being grown at our facility