- 500,000 heathers in small pots, containers of 1L, 2L, 4L, and 6L
- Product line of pines selection Bregeon (1st producer in France)
- Kiwis, breeding Actinidia Solissimo®'Renact'
- Introduction of new varieties from our research works
- Introduction of varieties from our associated group of selection Sapho
Obtaining, a strategy of dynamism and improvement
For many years, Pepinieres Renault made a special breeding program and launching of new varieties a major strategic plan.
Launch of new research programs
Pepinieres Renault have been a pioneer in France for the introduction of plants from France and foreign countries (Potentille Red Ace®, Rubus tricolor, Pyracantha Alexander®...).
In 1974, Pepinieres Renault were co-founder of the group Sapho, who had in collaboration with the Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA), vocation to create and spread recent plants creations. Sapho, which is managed by Eric Renault, is currently the French leader in the introduction of new varieties of bushes. Saphois now spreading worldwide the new varieties of breeders from different countries.
In 1980, Pepinieres Renault took part in the creation of GIE Saphyr, which after a long program of selection, introduced the product line of Pyracantha Saphyr®, a variety resistant to fire blight.
In 1985, another research program was created: Saphinov. This program permitted the creation of Caryopteris Grand Bleu®, Hydrangea Semiola®, Clématite Saphyra® Indigo…
In 2004, the group Eurogeni, formed by multiple European nurseries, undertook researches on the genistees (Cytisus, Genista...). The work taking place at the moment are promising.
In 2009, Pepinieres Renault became co-founder of the group Hydranova. This group is specialized in the analysis of Hydrangea and the research of interspecific crossings. Eurogeni and Hydranova are part of a varietal research program, supported by ministerial funds, in the scope of Végépolys, competitive vegetal hub with a global vocation.
Research on the Hydrangea paniculata
Since 1985, we established a specific program for the Hydrangea paniculata. After 20 years of selections and over 25,000 seedings, we selected the Hydrangea paniculata Vanille Fraise® ‘Renhy’.
This variety of plants received a large success worldwide: awarded at the International exhibtion of Boskoop (NED), elected Big Flower of the year from the magazine Rustica, received the Innovert prize from the Vegetal Exhibition of Angers, Best Selection in the USA in 2009 in front of 85 other plants. Vanilla Fraise® is nowadays sold in the entire world
Since the 90s, Pepinieres Renault are a major actor in the production of sedums for the use on green roofs and terraces.
Nowadays, 5 hectares (12 acres) of culture are dedicated to the production of plants addressed to the urban revegetation.
Pepinieres Renault offer a wide range of products intended to green roofs: plugs, blankets, fragments, and Manuplac®.