Florida Cold Hardy Plants and Shrubs

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Florida Flowers, Plants And Shrubs For Cold Weather

Even though plants and shrubs can experience problems from cold weather, there are types of Florida cold hardy plants and shrubs that can take the winter temperatures that occur in Florida. Choices of cold hardy shrubs that can be used in a landscape, range from small to medium in size.

During the winter months in Florida there are flowering plants, available at garden centers and nurseries that can be planted. That is one of the advantages we have in Florida, to be able to have color in our landscapes year round.

Using Florida cold hardy plants and shrubs is a great choice to have for Florida landscaping.

Using Cold Hardy Shrubs In A Florida Landscape

Cold hardy shrubs can be used as protection for other plants and shrubs. It is a good idea to place cold hardy shrubs in locations where they can minimize cold damage, for plants and shrubs that are not able to withstand low freezing winter temperatures. This will help tender plants and shrubs to survive, but it is still recommended to cover ones that can be hurt from extreme cold weather, for overall protection.

Place cold hardy shrubs where bedding areas for flowering plants are, in a way that they can also protect them from cold. However, I do recommend to also cover bedding plants for protection during a freeze at thirty two degrees or below. Especially when the wind is blowing extremely strong.

Using cold hardy shrubs as protection will reduce the chances of cold injury for other cold susceptible plants and shrubs , but is additional protection.

Florida cold hardy plants and shrubs can be used alone in all locations throughout your property, as hedges, mass plantings, borders around pools and patios. Always remember to consider their plant characteristics, and requirements for light and soil conditions. The same needs to be applied for any flowering plants you plan to use.

Florida Cold Hardy Plants And Shrubs For Landscaping

Small Cold Hardy Plants
AFRICAN LILLY – LILLY OF THE NILE CATS CLAW
DAY LILIES IVY
PAMPA GRASS LIRIOPE
Cold Hardy Shrubs
JAPANESE BOXWOOD PITTOSPORUM
AZALEAS FIRE THORN
DWARF HOLLIES ROSES
ILEX SILVER THORN
INDIAN HAWTHORNE DWARF OLEANDER
JUNIPER ASARAGUS FERN
DWARF GARDENIAS HYDRANGEA
DWARF JAMINE THRYALLIS
MARGINATA LOROPETALUM
Cold Hardy Bedding Plants
ALYSSUM PANSY
BABY’S BREATH PETUNIA
BLACK-EYED-SUSAN SNAPDRAGON
CALENDULA SHASTA DAISY
CANDYTUFT STOCK
CARNATION SEA-LAVENDER
DIANTHUS – SWEET WILLIAMS VERBENA
SATIN FLOWER – GODETTA

Florida cold hardy plants and shrubs are a good choice for  Florida landscaping. This will give some relief from the worries of having problems from cold weather. Not only can they survive the winter, some protection can be given to other plants not so cold hardy in your landscape, when placed in the right location.

Keep on Growing!
Author, Kurt Kmetz

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