Where do I Obtain Native Plants?

These are some nurseries which sell South Florida native plants. They may be wholesale nurseries which will sell retail by appointment. Be sure call ahead for information. Some also sell non-native plants, so be an educated shopper if you are in search of natives.

Please ask your neighborhood garden center to carry natives! Numerous other wholesale nurseries carry some natives and are a source for retail nurseries or landscape professionals. Please call the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) for more information. Some nurseries with natives are members of the Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN).

Also look for native plant sales - or free plants - from organizations, parks, government agencies.


Featured Plant:

Marlberry (Ardisia escallonioides)

Large shrub or small tree with a narrow crown; slender, erect trunks and branches are slender and erect. Found in hammocks, thickets and pine rocklands throughout South Florida. White to pink fragrant flowers, very attractive when in bloom.

  • 8-15' tall, more in South Florida
  • Light shade to full sun
  • Can grow in nutrient poor soils, needs some organic content to thrive
  • Food and cover for birds
  • Handsome adaptable plant, one of the best shrubs for the garden

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Information from: Natives For Your Neighborhood - The Institute for Regional Conservation