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Environmental protection begins in your yard. Learn about Florida-friendly landscaping, pick up some landscaping tips and see examples of landscape designs. Learn how to transform your yard and lawn into a Florida-friendly landscape design that will be the envy of the neighborhood. Find Florida plants for your landscape and Florida garden. Learn about Florida-friendly plants, including Florida native plants, that require little irrigation or fertilizer, are low maintenance and attract wildlife. If you are a developer or landscaping professional, get the facts about Florida-friendly landscaping and learn how others are responding to consumer demand for low-impact yards.
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Florida Landscaping Plants

Find Florida plants for your landscape and Florida garden. Learn about Florida-friendly plants, including Florida native plants, that require little irrigation or fertilizer, are low maintenance and attract wildlife.
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Florida Landscaping Plants

Identify the Florida-friendly plants, including Florida native plants, that will work in your yard or landscape design. The database contains a list of recommended trees, palms, shrubs, flowers, groundcovers, grasses and vines developed by University of Florida/IFAS horticulture experts. The plants included in the database are available at nurseries throughout Florida.
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Florida Landscaping Plants

Trees and Shrubs for Florida Gardens Pineapple guava (Acca sellowiana) adds landscape interest with its gray-green leaves and waxy, pink-and-white flowers, and produces an egg-size, edible fruit that tastes like a guava. Grow this small tree, which reaches 8-12 feet tall and wide, in full sun. It is easy to grow, tolerates seacoast salt exposure, and stays evergreen.Many types of palm trees grow well in Florida, including the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). This native palm tree, when selected in its silver form, can light up a landscape with cool, silvery-blue fronds. At 6 feet tall and wide, this slow-growing, cold-hardy tree can fit into most landscapes, including salty coastal areas. Grow it in full sun to partial shade.Firebush (Hamelia patens) draws the eye with its orange-red tubular flowers. It’s also a hummingbird and butterfly magnet. A Florida native, this evergreen shrub can reach 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide, but a compact variety can be chosen. The leaves are reddish during much of the year, then fade to green. Its small, juicy berries are green, then turn yellow, red, and finally black. Grow firebush in full sun to partial shade. Once established, it is drought-tolerant.Other small native Florida trees and shrubs worth investigating include Yucca smalliana, coontie (Zamia floridana), gallberry (Ilex glabra), gopher apple (Licania michauxii), and Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia).
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Florida Landscaping Plants

Top 20 Drought Tolerant Plants. These are Florida Friendly Favorites available at your Florida Home Depot Garden Center in the season they are in bloom. More choices are available and many are native or in the grass, woody plant, and succulent families of plants. These plants below require little water other than rain once they are established. Design your garden to reduce your turf area and increase your planting beds and add these Top 20 low water users for a colorful and rewarding landscape.
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Florida Landscaping Plants

Growing conditions can vary greatly depending on your elevation, your location inland or near the coast, and in which of the three sections — northern, central, or southern Florida — you live. These plants grow well in all parts of Florida, Zones 8-10.
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Florida Landscaping Plants

Bulb Selections for Florida Many bulbs, rhizomes, tubers, and corms grow well in Florida. Gardeners expecting to grow tulips, hyacinths, and some types of irises or lilies will be disappointed, as these bulbs need a cold dormant period. Luckily, Floridians in all areas of the state can enjoy many beautiful bulbous plants year-round that Northerners can only grow during the summer months.African Lily (Agapanthus africanus) grows strappy green leaves and stately stalks with clusters of blue or white flowers rising up to 3 feet tall. Plant it from October to February, placing the tip of the rhizome just below the surface in full sun to partial shade. Keep it evenly moist during the growing season.Learn more about agapanthus.
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Florida Landscaping Plants

Many bulbs, rhizomes, tubers, and corms grow well in Florida. Gardeners expecting to grow tulips, hyacinths, and some types of irises or lilies will be disappointed, as these bulbs need a cold dormant period. Luckily, Floridians in all areas of the state can enjoy many beautiful bulbous plants year-round that Northerners can only grow during the summer months.
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Cannas (Canna selections), old-fashioned favorites that add height (up to 8 feet) to landscape plantings or containers, are easy to grow, and thrive in heat. Frost can kill cannas to the ground, but in Florida, unlike in Northern climates, the rhizomes will rally to produce more plants. Keep the soil evenly moist and grow in full sun to partial shade.
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Many types of annuals and perennials grow well in Florida, but their performance may not be consistent throughout the year, thanks to temperature fluctuations during both day- and nighttime. When temperatures are too low, many tropical plants won’t grow well, and when temperatures are too high, some will fail.
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Cannas (Canna selections), old-fashioned favorites that add height (up to 8 feet) to landscape plantings or containers, are easy to grow, and thrive in heat. Frost can kill cannas to the ground, but in Florida, unlike in Northern climates, the rhizomes will rally to produce more plants. Keep the soil evenly moist and grow in full sun to partial shade.Learn more about canna.
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Other tubers, bulbs, and rhizomes that grow in all areas of Florida include Amaryllis, Aztec lily (Sprekelia formosissima), blood lily (Haemanthus multiflorus), crinum (Crinum selections), dahlia (Dahlia selections), elephant’s ear (Alocasia, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma spp.), gladiolus (Gladiolus selections), kaffir lily (Clivia miniata), walking iris (Neomarica gracilis), peacock iris (Moraea selections), spider lily (Hymenocallis spp.), watsonia (Watsonia selections), and rain lily (Zephyranthes spp.)
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Many types of palm trees grow well in Florida, including the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). This native palm tree, when selected in its silver form, can light up a landscape with cool, silvery-blue fronds. At 6 feet tall and wide, this slow-growing, cold-hardy tree can fit into most landscapes, including salty coastal areas. Grow it in full sun to partial shade.
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Firebush (Hamelia patens) draws the eye with its orange-red tubular flowers. It’s also a hummingbird and butterfly magnet. A Florida native, this evergreen shrub can reach 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide, but a compact variety can be chosen. The leaves are reddish during much of the year, then fade to green. Its small, juicy berries are green, then turn yellow, red, and finally black. Grow firebush in full sun to partial shade. Once established, it is drought-tolerant.
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Autumn fern (Dryopteris erythrosora) is among the many perennial ferns that grow well in Florida. Also called Japanese shield fern, its upright foliage reaches about 2 feet tall and wide. Its foliage is a bronze-copper color in spring when the plant is young, then matures to a dark green. Ferns are critter-resistant, and grow best in shade. For best results, keep the soil evenly moist.
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Other tubers, bulbs, and rhizomes that grow in all areas of Florida include Amaryllis, Aztec lily (Sprekelia formosissima), blood lily (Haemanthus multiflorus), crinum (Crinum selections), dahlia (Dahlia selections), elephant’s ear (Alocasia, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma spp.), gladiolus (Gladiolus selections), kaffir lily (Clivia miniata), walking iris (Neomarica gracilis), peacock iris (Moraea selections), spider lily (Hymenocallis spp.), watsonia (Watsonia selections), and rain lily (Zephyranthes spp.)Learn more about crinum.Learn more about dahlia.Learn more about elephant’s ear.Learn more about gladiolus.Learn more about rain lily.

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