A Match Made with PlantHaven
Landscape architects and contractors are always on the prowl for new plants with different colors, textures and, most importantly, the right plants for the particular climate.
Village Nurseries, a specialty wholesale grower for landscape professionals, has just signed a licensing agreement with PlantHaven Inc. to grow and market their unique plant offerings from selected worldwide breeders. The agreement covers the American Southwest market.
Berberis ‘Orange Rocket’
PlantHaven, founded in 1997, doesn’t breed, grow plants or have any financial interest in any breeding program or nursery, instead, the company matches appropriate growers and plants with various climate zones to promote the best growing environment for each cultivar. The company manages approximately 200 nursery licenses in the U.S. It credits its success on market research, performance trials and patent protection.
Buxus ‘Golden Dream’
“We are one of an exclusive group of wholesale nurseries with whom PlantHaven has signed a licensing agreement to grow and market select varieties,” stated David House, Village Nurseries CEO. “We’re excited to add them to our roster of partnerships with outstanding plant breeders such as Monrovia http://www.monrovia.com, Tesselaar Plants http://www.tesselaar.com and Lacebark Horticulture Research http://www.lacebarkinc.com.
Ceanothust ‘El Dorado’
“We’ve identified Village Nurseries as the ‘go-to’ wholesale nursery for landscape architects and designers,” said Geoff Needham, president and co-founder of PlantHaven. “By providing greater diversity and choices of superior plants to replace tired old standbys, their landscape professional customers can more easily differentiate their work from the everyday sameness of their competitors.”
Crown ‘Jewel Gardenia’
It takes time for plants to grow to a suitable size for landscaping. Most of the PlantHaven varieties that Village Nurseries is currently growing won’t be available until 2012. However, those that grow more quickly, such as Abelia ‘Kaleidoscope’, Buxus ‘Golden Dream’, Ceanothust ‘El Dorado’, Rosmarinus ‘Roman Beauty’ and Agapanthus ‘Gold Strike’ will be obtainable at an earlier date.
Village Nurseries, founded in 1976, has major wholesale sales offices in Orange and Sacramento, Calif., with more than 700 acres under cultivation in growing facilities throughout Northern and Southern California.