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Van Belle Nursery
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Van Belle Nursery is an award-winning and family owned wholesale propagator and grower of new and branded ornamental plants for North America. Due to their location in the Pacific Northwest where natural light is low, supplemental light is needed to ensure their plants are ready for spring delivery.

We are winning 
2 or 3 weeks

depending on the variety so we have early flowering and also more compact plants."


- Pablo Costa

Comparison of Hydrangeas grown under LEDs (left) and natural light (right)
Van Belle Nursery is located in Abbotsford, British Columbia

Customer Challenge


Supplemental light was needed over their Hydrangea crop in order to meet customer’s spring orders. However, heat generated by HPS lights created additional challenges in managing the crop. 


By switching to the cooler LEDs, Van Belle discovered that the plants remained compact, which reduced the need to apply PGRs by 10%, and the plants flowered much faster. 

A pesar de que la tecnología ofrece cada vez más facilidad para
A pesar de que la tecnología ofrece cada vez más facilidad para

Your recipe for growth


Van Belle Nursery worked with Philips Plant Specialists and Key Account Manager to design a custom light plan with LED toplighting over the Hydrangea crop, which resulted in:


● 2 to 3 weeks faster flowering

● Reduced stretch

● Predictable and consistent growth

Philips GreenPower LED interlighting

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting opens up new opportunities for greenhouse growers to drive growth of bedding plants, perennial plants, potted plants as well as high-wire tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, and leafy greens, lettuces and herbs. An energy-efficient supplemental grow light solution for commercial greenhouse growers.

Hydrangeas with improved quality and delivered on time

The team

Van Belle Nursery


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