V & P
Nurseries is a wholesale nursery located in
Gilbert , Arizona that specializes in growing native, arid
adapted and sub-tropical plants for the desert southwest. V &
P supplies The Home Depot in the southwestern region. Our
markets include Phoenix , Tucson , Southern Nevada, Southern Utah
and the desert cities of Southern California, New Mexico and Texas .
V & P Nurseries started in Demetrios Vlachos’
backyard in the 1970’s, growing Caesalpinia pulcherrima, the Mexican
Bird of Paradise. The nursery started on less than half an acre as a
family endeavor. They now have one main site in Gilbert with 100
acres and two satellite locations for further backup and direct-ship
of bulk items. In 28 years the operation has expanded to over
200 acres of production and 200 varieties of plants.
Dealing with retailers, Demetrios learned early that you can’t
survive on just the plants you like. He started out with the Red
Bird of Paradise and moved on to other drought tolerant and native
plants. The Red Birds were a big hit, but some of the other native
varieties were slow to take off. He started to grow other
sub-tropical varieties from the desert and sub-tropical regions of
the world. V & P is now growing a combination of sub-tropical plants
and drought tolerant plants
V & P is constantly looking for and developing new and unique
cultivars through horticultural techniques and new ideas. They
are progressing well in advanced technology in plant sciences, the
latest addition being a plant tissue culture laboratory.
As they continue to grow, V & P Nurseries is always striving to
improve in quality and how to better serve their customers.
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