Living in Florida has a lot of perks, but one of the downsides to living in a tropical climate is that you are somewhat limited on what plants you can place in your yard. It takes a special type of plant to grow in such climates. When it comes to shrubs, there are several types that work well in Florida landscapes. Here are just a few.
The Glossy Abelia shrub is a great choice if you have a yard that is usually in full sun, or at least partial sun. It does not need a lot of soil moisture, so it is suitable for Florida’s winter droughts. These shrubs get to be about 6 to 10 feet in height, making them a good choice for a natural barrier around your property. They do not have a high salt tolerance; however, so they may not be good for yards near the ocean.
Sweet Acacia is another great shrub to use in your Florida yard. It does need full sun, so it is not suitable for shady yards. While these shrubs can get to be as tall as 25 feet, they are slow growers. They can also be kept trimmed to avoid them getting too tall. These shrubs do really well in sandy soil and near salt water.
The leather fern is a great shrub for any Florida yard. It thrives well regardless of the type of sunlight you get in your yard. It will do just as well in the shade as it will in full sun. The mature height for these shrubs is only about four to eight feet, which makes them more suitable for use within the yard rather than as a boundary for the property.
If you are ready to add some tropical shrubs to your landscape, contact us today for more information.