With more than 275 years of knowledge in seed selection and production, VILMORIN became the best partner for many professionals in the plant world, including nurseries.

This website is especially dedicated to them through our Tree and Shrub seed activity, one of our more tenacious passion.chêne rouge pépiniere automne

     Many species, spread over european landscape, have been introduced then diffused by VILMORIN, like the Red oak, Tulip tree, Butterfly bush, Spanish fir, Dove tree, etc... We trade today a wide range of over 250 species and 600 varieties, constantly renewed and adapted to the needs of our professional customers. They are mainly nurseries : fruit, ornamental or forest plant growers.

   Our seeds are collected just as well in natural areas as they are in seed orchards. In both cases, we take care of preserving a high biodiversity level, which is the only way to get a good potential adaptation to the climate change or parasite pressure.

   Production in seed orchard allows us to improve some characters: rootstocks are selected for their agronomic qualities, good grafting acceptance, and virus free certification. Some ornamental varieties are the result of a long term selection to get one special character like, Cornus sanguinea pretreated seedsfor instance, a purple foliage. Forest varieties are selected on vigor, branching, later blooming, disease resistance, etc...

   All this selection work is very time consuming and also requires means. Thus, they are ran in partnership with many different world famous research institutes like the INRA (National Institute for Agronomical Research), le FCBA (Tecnological Institute Forêt-Cellulose-Bois-Ameublement), etc....

   Furthermore, we have to remind the very valuable contribution of seed technology, allowing us to offer today a wide range of prepared seeds ready to sow, including species well known for their difficulty to germinate.