In recent years, the subject of native plants has taken on new significance in Florida horticulture. Some reasons for this significance include the loss of natural areas to development, coastal deterioration due to disturbance of native vegetation, and concern about excessive water use to support exotic landscapes composed of introduced species.
Please contact your local chapter of the (e.g.: local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society) to determine which native species are suitable for planting in your yard. To learn about caring for your native tree, please click here
To see the six native tree species featured for planting in Pinellas County, please click here.
To see the six native tree species featured for planting on the Treasure Coast, please click here.