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Zone 9 Tropical Landscape Design Plant List For Northeast Florida

Updated: Dec 16, 2021




Tropical Groundcovers and Perennials

- Blue Daze

- Palm Grass

- Ferns ( Macho Fern, Spiderwort Fern, Foxtail Fern. )

- Calathea Louisea

- Purple Queen, Wandering Jew

- Oyster Plant

- Mondo Grass, Liriope,

- Platinum Beauty Lomandra ( Also great in a pot! )

- Bromeliads ( Alvarez & Fireball Neoreglia are my favorites )

- Coontie Palms

- Purslane

- Agapanthus

- Swamp Twin Flower

- Cast Iron

- Spider Lily

- Tropical Red Salvia



Tropical Shrubs & Clumping Palms

- Red Anise

- Giant Tropical Milkweed ( Susceptible to frost )

- Awabuki Viburnum

- Arbicola Schefflerra

- Pittisporum

- Philodendron Selloum

- Serenoa Repens

- Needle Palm

- Camellia

- Orange Bird of Paradise

- Pagoda Plant

- Hibiscus ( Pink Turks Cap are my favorite! )

- Miracle Fruit

- Seagrape

- Crinum Lily

- Yellow Variegated Ginger ( Green Shell Ginger is Amazing! )


Tropical Accent Plants, Trees & Palms

- Hong Kong Orchid Tree

- Ponytail Palm

- Everglades Palm

- Mule Palm

- Cold Hardy Coconut

- Pygmy Date Palm

- Tree Fern ( Best in Deep Shade, Loves H20 )

- White Bird of Paradise

- Rubber Tree ( Best in Microclimates )

- Japanese Magnolia

- Pink Tabebuia

- Bamboo ( Graceful & Blue Bamboo are my favorites! )

- Papaya ( Must have! )

- Banana ( Blue Java Bananas are my favorite! )

- Loquat ( Lot's of fruit! )

- Avocado ( Mexican Variety is Cold Hardy )

- Live Oak ( Important For Creating Microclimates )

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