Native Plant sales
A South Florida landscape is not complete without native plants. Due to its low maintenance, landscaping with native plants of Florida are very popular. You may have them already in your backyard without realizing it. A lot of these plants work best in an informal landscape. Yet, some may work better in a more formal setting. From ferns to shrubs, most of them attract butterflies with their colorful flowers and birds with their luscious berries. We sell all types of native plants to add to your complete Florida native-only themed garden or simply to sprinkle some of them throughout your landscape for an extra pop.
So, what are those native plans? Plants that have been here since the arrival of the Spaniards are considered Florida “native” plants, when they came here by way of wind, birds, and other natural means. Plants that came afterwards are referred to as “exotics’ ‘.However, just because they’re native doesn’t mean they need no care. All native plants require watering to get them rooted. They may be low maintenance but trimming is needed at most to keep them bushy and lushy. Some known natives in South Florida are Southern magnolia, beauty berry, coontie , among others.
It is not true that native plants can grow anywhere in a South Florida landscape. As some are from swampy areas, they require more weather than other plants. Others grow by the beach or scrub forests. So, consider the conditions in your yards as certain native plants may not be right for the type of soil (wet or dry), microclimate (sun or shade) , among others.
Check out our many native plants of Florida and their characteristics in our Plant Page.
You may ask our specialist which native plants are best for the conditions in your landscape. Native plants , like any other plants, are more likely to grow when planted in the right place.
it has one to three long slim leaves that are six to twelve inches long, with some 1.5 “ flowers on tall, thin stalks that can spread up to 18 inches. Color comes in variation from white to brown. It can grow in the wild on mangroves, ponds and pines. One of the best features of this orchid is that it continues to bloom for six months.
this magnificent tree has white to cream-colored blossoms measuring around 8-12 and leaves up to 10 inches long. It requires moist soil and is drought tolerant. It can grow between 65 “ -100 “. It serves as a good shade tree for areas with ample space. When it comes to tree care, Southern Magnolia could be the easiest.
this native Florida plant has ancient origins just like any other cycads. its leaves are 24-48 “ long with utmost 6” long flowers. It grows on well-drained soil. Its drought and high salt tolerance make it an excellent choice for a coastal landscape. It can be planted in both sun or shade, and can be used as a specimen plant.
it prefers damp locations and has low drought tolerance. It can be used as a shade tree or beautiful background especially as a fall color with its medium green leaves that turn into bright red, purple or yellow in late fall. It gets its name from, as you would have guessed, from the intense red color of its leaves in autumn.
it produces fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers which are 1 to 2 inches long and come in shade of red, yellow and coral pink. It tolerates most soil types and conditions. It’s generally a low-maintenance plant with its stem that can grow up to 20 feet in length. They are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. In the fall, these flowers give way to small red berries.