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1/1/2022

Certified Roses Buys Tree & Shrub Nursery

Jennifer Zurko

Certified Roses, Inc., a wholesale producer of garden roses, will assume management of Ran-Pro Farms, a Tyler, Texas, nursery specializing in container-grown ornamental trees and flowering shrubs. Ran-Pro Farms is pending sale to Huron, LLC of Arizona. Certified will commence management of operations at Ran-Pro effective January 1, 2022.

The pending sale of Ran-Pro Farms allows Certified Roses to expand its product offerings to include trees, shrubs and perennials. The move also strengthens its production and distribution capabilities by offering a wide selection of plants for today’s gardeners.

Founded in 1949, Certified Roses, Inc. is a producer and wholesaler of garden roses, serving customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company offers a broad selection of roses that are available at more than 5,000 retail outlets consisting of independent garden centers, mid-size hardware stores and mass merchandisers.

Located in Tyler, Texas, Ran-Pro Farms produces plants for independent garden centers, landscapers and other growers. Founded in 1980, its plants are marketed under the trademark names like RealFresh Fruit, ColorFresh Crepe Myrtles, EnergySaver Shade and ColorClassic Ornamentals. GT   

 

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