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Native Plants for Landscaping

 

The following is a limited list of commercially available native trees and shrubs acceptable to meet the Lee County Code. It is by no means a complete listing of acceptable species.

 

Large Trees Small Trees Palm Trees Shrubs Ground Covers

Large Trees:

Red Maple (1) Acer Rubrum
Gumbo Limbo* Bursera simaruba
Satinleaf  Chrysophylium oliviforme
Loblolly Bay Gordonia lasianthus
Winged Elm (1) Ulmus alata
So.Fl.Slash Pine*(1) Pinus elliotii var.‘densa’
Laurel Oak (1) Quercus laurelifolia
Live Oak *(1) Quercus virginiana
Bald Cypress (1)  Taxodium distichum
Pond Cypress (1) Taxodium ascendens
Southern Red Cedar Juniperus silicicola
Florida Elm (1) Ulmus floridana
Pop Ash (1) Fraxinus caroliniana
Swamp Bay (1)  Persia palustris
Sweetbay Magnolia (1) Magnolia virginiana
Dahoon Holly (1) Ilex cassine
Red Mangrove* (1) Rhizophora mangle
White Mangrove * (1)  Laguncularia racemosa
Black Mangrove * (1) Avicennia germinalis
Green Buttonwood* (1) Conocarpus erectus
Pond Apple* (1) Annona glabra
Mahogany*  Swietenia mahagoni

Small Trees:

Black Olive*  Bucida bucera
Green Buttonwood (1)  Conocarpus erectus
Pigeon Plum  Coccoloba diversifolia
Sea Grape *  Coccoloba uvifera
Orange Geiger  Cordia sebestena
Wax Myrtle (1) Myrica cerifera
Dahoon Holly (1)  Ilex cassine
Yaupon Holly (1)  Ilex vomitoria
Firebush Hamelia patens
Florida Anise  Illicum floridanum
Sweetbay (1)  Magnolia virginiana
(* indicates salt tolerance)  (1 indicates tolerates occasional flooding)

Palm Trees:

Cabbage Palm* (1) Sabal palmetto
Royal Palm  Roystonea regia
Paurotis Palm* (1)  Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Shrubs:

Beautybush (1) Callicarpa americana
Cocoplum*(1)  Chrusobalanus icaco
Simpson Stopper*(1)  Myricanthes fragrans
Spanish Stopper*(1)  Eugenia seregata
Firebush (1)  Hamemelia patens
Dwarf Yaupon *(1)  Ilex vomitoria spp.
Saw Palmetto *  Serenoa repens
Leather Fern*(1)  Acrostichum danaeaefolium
Wax Myrtle * (1) Myrica cerifera (for hedges maintained at 4' min. height)
Wild coffee (1) Psychotria undata
Jamaica Caper * Capparis cynophallophora
Dwarf Palmetto *  Sabal minor
Walters Viburnum  Viburnum obovatum
Buckthorn / Mastic *  Sideroxylon celastrinum
Christmas Berry *(1) Lycium carolinianum
Wild Cotton* (1) Gossypium hirsutum
Wild Olive /Fl. Privet*(1) Forestiera segregata

Ground Covers:

Coontie *  Zamia pumila
Lantana Lantana involucrata
Spider Lily *(1)  Hymenocallis latifolia
Sea Oxeye Daisy*(1)  Borrichia fruitescens
Fakaahatchee grass  Tripsacum dactyloides
Sword Fern  Nephrolepis biserrata
Railroad Vine *  Ipomoea pes-capri
Dune Sunflower*  Helianthus debilis
Blanket Flower *  Gaillardis pulchella
(* indicates salt tolerance) (1 indicates tolerates occasional flooding)