Game Changing Brands… for 26 years and counting.
Plant Development Services, Inc. was founded in 1996 by Greg Smith of the third generation, family-owned Flowerwood Nursery, Inc. Flowerwood Nursery remains one of the largest wholesale plant nurseries in the Southeast.
Smith identified a need for an industry resource that could market plant advancements being made by breeders throughout the world.
Plant Development Services became one of the first plant development companies to partner with top breeders and create comprehensive grower networks that could satisfy retail channels across the country.
Today, Plant Development Services owns and/or licenses more than 200 patented plant properties and boasts three top-ranking plant brands: Encore® Azalea, the Southern Living® Plant Collection, and the Sunset Plant Collection®, BetterBoxwood, and Butterfly Candy.