Flowering shrubs south florida. Used as an accent plant or potted plant. South florida shrubs of about 4 to 6 feet whether flowering bushes or all green ones are the most useful staple of any landscape design. Small shrubs you can keep 3 feet or less include dwarf shrub varieties and low growers that keep gardens beautiful and maintenance easy. Plants that are able to survive this hostile climate often need to be babied.
South florida can be a difficult place to get plants to grow well in the summertime. Flowers are produced throughout the year in south florida on long stems slightly higher that of the 4 5 foot high dark green foliage. These make good cut flowers being relatively long lasting. The combination of intense sunlight fiery heat stifling humidity and rainstorms that can last for days make it a climate that is not very friendly to many northern garden favorites.
The flowers are mostly white and are fragrant. 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. Jody haynes john mclaughlin laura vasquez and adrian hunsberger.
Low growing trees can be used as a full fledged tree in a small yard or as more of an accent in larger one. This publication was developed in response to requests from participants in the florida yards neighborhoods fyn program in miami dade county for a list of recommended low maintenance landscape plants suitable for south florida. Theyre often planted not just for their beauty but also to serve a purpose such as providing privacy at a height you can easily maintain. Their smaller height less than 20 feet tall means you get to see more of the blooms since theyre closer to eye level.
Small flowering trees bring exciting color to any south florida yard large or small. Jamaica caper is a beautiful florida native with showy two toned leaves. Often used in landscape islands andor planted around the base of taller palms. Trees and shrubs for florida gardens.