Rootstock services was started by Colin Mansfield servicing the citrus industry in 2010. In 2018 Mansfield’s Propagation Nursery purchased Rootstock services to increase the range of commercial rootstocks on offer
Mansfield’s Propagation Nursery
Established in 1951, Mansfield’s Propagation Nursery is a 3rd generation family-run business, which was located in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. In 1999, the nursery was operating on 3 sites, a decision was then made to consolidate all 3 sites on to one. We decided to purchase 60 acres of land on the Mornington Peninsula, and build a state of the art purpose-built propagation facility.
The Skye site is located only 45 kms from Melbourne’s CBD. We consider ourselves Australia’s leading propagation nursery, winning consecutive awards from the Nursery and Garden Industry of Australia (NGIA); 2009 to 2012 Best Propagation Nursery, Best Large Production Nursery, Best Environmental Business and Best Training Organisation.
This year we are growing 6 million plants, which will consist of over 1000 different varieties of native and exotic trees, shrubs, grasses, succulents, food crops and rootstocks.
To Lead the Horticultural Industry With Excellent Service & Supply.
“Quality All the Way”
We aim to supply our customers with quality plants, products and marketing options to ultimately make us the leading horticultural supplier. We will supply our recognized broad range of traditional and new varieties, as well as being open to innovative opportunities to suit our customers. We will continue to diversify our operations in order to drive and support industry needs. We aim to develop our business as a centre of excellence by using our industry experience and relationships to maximise our facilities potential, share knowledge and create opportunities that benefit the horticultural industry. We provide an excellent culture that helps staff develop and achieve professional and personal goals so that they can be the best they can be, whilst enjoying being part of our team and the industry.
Mansfield’s have been in business for over 60 years and are trusted within the industry because of the strong values we live by. Our values of Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Openness, Inclusion, Learning and Enjoyment are what our staff, customers and suppliers receive every day.
International & National Awards
- NGIA Hall Of Fame 2014 – 2016
- International Grower of the Year 2012 – Silver Rose
- NGIA Training Award 2012
- Hall of Fame Australia’s Best Propagation Nursery 2011
- NGIA Training Award 2011
- Hall of Fame Australia’s Best Propagation Nursery 2010
- NGIA Training Award 2010
- Australia’s Best Large Production Nursery 2009
- NGIA Environmental Award 2009
- Australia’s Best Water Saving Business 2008
Our facility consists of
- 15,000 square meters of climate controlled growing space
- 8,000 square meters of outdoor nursery
- 40,000 square meters of inground mother stock
- Tissue Culture laboratory
“The plants we received were vigorous and healthy…”
We purchased citrange rootstock from Rootstock Services to save us time in the germination process. The plants we received were vigorous and healthy and simple to pot out using the biodegradable tubes there were supplied in. This considerably reduced the time for planting and reduced the risk of root damage.
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