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In central Florida, this includes trees such as winged elm, bald cypress, and crape myrtle; shrubs such as yaupon holly, walter's viburnum, and florida zamia; and ground covers such as asian jasmine and sunshine mimosa.
Grow firebush in full sun to partial shade. Once established, it is drought-tolerant. Other small native Florida trees and shrubs worth investigating include Yucca smalliana, coontie (Zamia floridana), gallberry (Ilex glabra), gopher apple (Licania michauxii), and Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia).
Watch for pests. Mites and thrips like warm weather. Plant an herb garden. Basil, cilantro, and dill seeds can be sown or seedlings planted. Add rosemary. Rosemary loves the sandy soil of north Florida, so plant several types. Supplement moisture. Plant heat-loving annuals. Clean up dead in trees and shrubs.
Florida-Friendly Landscapingâ„¢ Pattern Book: Sample plant lists and designs for four Florida regions. USDA HArDineSS Zone 9B, SoUtH CentrAl FloriDA.