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.

Simpson's stopper
Simpson's stopper

Featured Plant:

Twinberry, Simpson's stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

Large shrub to medium tree in hammocks, in peninsular Florida, Mexico – S. America. Bark is distinctive: smooth, gray to reddish-brown, flaking off in irregular patches. Leaves aromatic when crushed. Flowers white, fragrant; berries orange to red. Birds eat the fruits, insects visit the flowers

  • Specimen, buffer plantings, trimmed hedge
  • Can be placed to show the attractive trunks
  • Typically 10-20' tall, but not fast growing
  • an grow in poor soil, needs some organic content to thrive
  • Full sun to light shade

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