From humble beginnings to one of the biggest brands in the US

Willoway Nurseries, a third generation, family owned business is one of the largest wholesale growers in the Midwest and ranks in the top 40 growers nationwide. Located outside of Cleveland, and just south of Lake Erie, they provide plants to the Midwest and across the US.

From humble beginnings, Les Demaline at age 18, became the sole proprietor of Willoway Nursery in 1954. Named after a row of willow trees that grew along his parent’s house, the nursery began with Les growing propagated geraniums, taxus, and other evergreens plants in hot-bed houses.

Through the years the nursery has grown substantially, expanding to multiple farms, covering approximately 550 acres of field production and 450 acres of container plants, including 32 acres of climate-controlled greenhouses. Willoway has a diverse inventory with over 2,000 varieties of quality trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and tropical plants, and participates in many of the biggest national brands.

"Willoway Nurseries has been essential in working with Saunders Genetics to trial NewGen Freedom and NewGen Independence at their nursery", the team at Saunders Genetics shares. "Last year we joined WIlloway in their booth at Cultivate to announce our first two plant selections. You can read more about their nursery here.

"Our partners are an essential part of who we are, we are excited to work with Willoway and several other growers to launch this problem-solving line of boxwood. To learn more about our partners, or if you have interest in becoming a partner, check out the partners page on the website."

For more information:
Saunders Brothers
2717 Tye Brook Hwy
Piney River, VA 22964
Tel.: (434)277-5455
Toll Free: 800-307-2127
Fax: (434)277-8010

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