Native Plants

Native plants are often a good bet for the Florida gardener. A wide range variety could work in your landscape, from vines and groundcovers to shrubs, trees, and palms. Many can serve as good sources of food for wildlife. Some popular natives in Florida include beautyberry, muhly grass, coontie, and Southern magnolia. Any of these sound familiar. You’ve probably seen them in your neighbors’ landscapes or have them your own!

We’re proud to be able to offer a vast selection of native trees, native shrubs, native flowers and plants! Ask us what natives we have for the conditions in your landscape of look for a circular blue sticker that says “Native”. Remember that natives, like all plants, are more likely to thrive when they’re planted in the right place. Use them correctly, and your garden should flourish. We follow IFAS principles on Native Plants. Want to learn how to make the most of your native plants? Read our blog HERE

Not all varieties are in stock year round but we are proud to offer these varieties at various times throughout the year.

We’d love to have you visit our beautiful, easy-to-shop nursery and see these wonderful plants for yourself! We have clean walkways and informative signs in front of all plants. If you aren’t able to make it in please call or email for up-to-date sizes, prices, and quantities as our availability changes constantly.

Native Perennials

Aquilegia canadensis – Columbine
Coreopsis – Several different species including Coreopsis lanceolata, Coreopsis auriculata, Coreopsis integrifolia
Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower
Gaillardia pulchella – Blanket Flower
Erythrina herbacea – Coral Bean
Eragrostis elliottii – Elliot’s Lovegrass
Eupatorium fistulosum – Joe Pye Weed
Hamelia patens – Firebush (Florida Native – Not regional)
Heliopsis helianthoides – Ox-Eye Sunflower
Hibiscus coccineus – Scarlet Hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos – Swamp Rosemallow
Lantana depressa – Lantana
Liatris spicata – Blazing Star or Gayfeather
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower
Mimosa strigilosa – Sunshine Mimosa
Monarda punctata – Horsemint
Passiflora incarnata – Purple Passionvine
Phlox divaricata – Blue Woodland Phlox
Ratibida pinnata – Prairie Coneflower
Rudbeckia Varieties – Black-Eyed Susan – Includes: fulgida
hirta, laciniata, triloba
Salvia coccinea – Red Salvia
Senecio aureus – Golden Ragwort
Sisyrinchium spp ‘Suwanee Blue’ – Blue Eyed Grass
Stokesia laevis – Stokes Aster
Spigelea marilandica – Indian Pinks
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis – Blue Porterweed (Florida Native – not regional)
Thaspium trifoliatum – Meadow Parsnip
Trillium underwoodii – Trillium
Vernonia angustifolia & Veronia gigantea – Ironweed and Giant Ironweed
Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander
Zephyranthes atamasca – Rain Lily


Native Trees and Shrubs (In Stock as of 1/20/20)

Large Shade Tree

Chinquapin (Castanea pumila)
Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Summer Red, Florida Flame
Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)
Dahoon Holly (Ilex cassine)
Wild Hybrid Hollies (Ilex x attenuata)
Savannah, East Palatka, Eagleston
Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)
Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
River Birch (Betula nigra)
Heritage, Duraheat
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Native Small Shade Trees

Smooth Alder (Alnus serrulata)
Weeping Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria)
Sand Live Oak (Quercus geminata)
Dwarf Chinquapin Oak (Quercus prinoides)
Shining Sumac (Rhus copallina)
Florida Torreya (Torreya taxifolia)

Native Flowering Trees

Loblolly Bay (Gordonia lasianthus)
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Ashe Magnolia (Magnolia Ashei)
Umbrella Magnolia (Magnolia tripetala)
Crabapple (Malus angustifolia)
Mexican Plum (Prunus mexicana)
American Snowbell (Styrax Americanus)
Rusty Black Haw (Viburnum rufidulum)
Sweet Bay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)
Swamp Titi (Cyrilla racemiflora)
Flatwoods Plum (Prunus umbellata)
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
D.D. Blanchard, Teddy Bear, Bracken’s Brown Beauty, Little Gem
Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

Fringe Tree / Grancy Greybeard (Chionanthus virginicus)

Native Fruit Trees

Paw Paw (Asimina Triloba)
Muscadine Grape (Vitis spp and hybrids)
Rabbiteye Blueberries (Vaccinium virgatum)
Climax, Powderblue, Becky, Tifblue, Premier
Mayhaw (Crataegus aestivalis)
Double GG, Maxine, Red Champ

Native Shrubs

Summersweet / Pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)
Hearts-a-bustin (Euonymus americanus)
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
Walter’s Viburnum (Viburnum obovatum)
Mrs. Schiller’s Delight
Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)
Lee’s Landing
American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
Bonner Creek
American Snowbell (Styrax americanus)
Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)
Bogalusa, Schillings, Bordeaux
Native Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)
One species cultivars, Hybrids, Species Seedlings
Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera)
Ocala Anise (Illicium parviflorum)
Florida Sunshine
Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum)
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) southern Gulf Coast strain
Dwarf Fothergilla (Fothergilla monticola)
Redneck Nation
Pink Buckwheat Tree (Cliftonia monophylla)
Chipolo Pink

Native Flowering Vine

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Yellow, Cedar Lane, Alabama Crimson

Native Palms

Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto)
Silver Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Neele Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)
Coontie (Zamia pumila)

Native Grasses and Perennials

Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
Fakahatchee (Tripsacum dactyloides)
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
Goodbee, Short Sassy
Perfumed Spider Lily (Hymenocallis latifolia)
Seven Sisters Crinum (Crinum americanum)
Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica)
Louisiana Iris (Iris hybrids)
Southern Wood Fern (Dryopteris ludoviciana)
Southern Shield Fern (Thelypteris kunthii)

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