Tag Archive: Shrub

A Shrub that Likes it Shady

Almost every landscape has a problem area where the sun just doesn’t shine and many plants won’t make it, maybe it’s the north side of your house, under a small tree, or tucked away in an oddly-shaped alcove.  We all know the same old boring green choices that work well here (Holly Fern, Cast Iron …

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Native Shrub Option for Sandy Soils

We often talk about sandy, nutrient poor soil in Florida and how difficult it is for growing many favorite landscape plants. Gardeners may spend considerable time and money amending soils with organic matter to improve quality. The low maintenance approach is to embrace your sandy soil and consider plants that thrive in sandy, well-drained soil. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/30/native-shrub-option-for-sandy-soils/

Saltbush – A Late Blooming Native Shrub

  Female saltbush plant in bloom. Credit: Niels Proctor, hort.ifas.ufl.edu If you have noticed bursts of white-flowered shrubs along roadsides, trails, and other natural areas the last couple of weeks, there’s a good chance that it was saltbush (Baccharis halimifolia). Saltbush is a native shrub in the sunflower or daisy family (Asteraceae) that can be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/16/saltbush-a-late-blooming-native-shrub/

Fall: An Ideal Time for Shrub Installation

It was a hot summer that has continued into Fall.  We hope cooler temperatures are on their way to the panhandle of Florida.  Fall can be a great time to spruce up your landscape with some new shrubs. Image Credit UF / IFAS It may be time for your landscape to receive a mini-makeover and …

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Waxmyrtle, an Overlooked Landscape Shrub

Waxmyrtle. Image Credit UF / IFAS Solutions Myrica cerifera Southern Waxmyrtle, Bayberry is a large shrub to small tree that is now native to much of Florida and much of the Southeastern United States. It was introduced to Europeans in the 1700s and is considered native by many botanical authorities. Sources disagree to the validity of its native status. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/05/waxmyrtle-an-overlooked-landscape-shrub/

Fall: An Ideal Time for Shrub Installation

It has been a hot summer but Fall is right around the corner.  Cooler temperatures and changing colors are a welcomed change in the panhandle of Florida.  Fall can be a great time to spruce up your landscape with some new shrubs.   Image Credit UF / IFAS   It may be time for your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/23/fall-an-ideal-time-for-shrub-installation/