Before ornamental plants were brought to Florida, native plants provided vital habitat for wildlife. Developments often use non-native ornamental plants that have interesting textures and showy flowers, but they also require excessive watering, trimming and can be prone to disease.
An alternative to non-native plantings can be found in Florida native plants for landscaping. They often require little or no extra watering after establishment and are hardy because they have adapted to the Florida climate. They are also resistant to many of the bugs, molds and root ailments that hinder ornamental plants. Native plants in the landscape attract a host of butterflies, birds and various wildlife species. Native plants can provide texture, function, habitat and even seasonal flowers to accent your yard.
Often Require Little To No Extra Watering After Establishment
Hardy Due To Florida Adaptation
Resistant To Many Bugs, Molds & Root Ailments
Attract A Host Of Butterflies, Birds & Various Wildlife
We have listed some popular natives by plant type below:
Canopy: Dahoon holly, Live oak, Gumbo limbo, Slash pine, Red maple
Shrub: Buttonbush, Cocoplum, Firebush, Myrsine, Wild coffee, Coontie
Grass: Muhly grass, Sand cordgrass, Fakahatchee grass, Love grass
Martin County Farms, 11901 SW Fox Brown Road Indiantown, Florida 34956 Phone: 772-285-4119