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Japanese fern tree

Japanese Fern Trees Overlooked in Southwest Florida

Japanese fern trees in Florida look like they almost jumped out of a fairy tale. Close your eyes and imagine a large magnificent fern perched lollipop-style atop a slender trunk. That would be a Japanese fern tree. But don’t assume it’s a fern or Japanese in origin. It’s neither. Fern-like…

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Banana trees

Growing Florida Banana Trees as Ornamentals

Growing Florida banana trees might drive you bananas if you select a non-dwarf variety. Regular-size species can grow incredibly large, plus their root mats can reach up to five feet deep, posing problems to nearby plants. So why not choose an ornamental variety instead? Ornamental dwarf cultivars will grow only…

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Glaucous Cassia Trees Light up Florida Landscapes

Glaucous Cassia trees are nicknamed “scrambled egg” trees for the way they whip up big fluffy yellow flowers that will bowl you over. If you want to make a color statement with your Florida landscape, the Glaucous Cassia can’t be beat. Delightful, bright and showy We’re not talking a spritz…

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Golden dewdrop growing in Florida

Florida Golden Dewdrops Attract Butterflies Year Round

Florida golden dewdrops attract butterflies with frilly flowers that spritz like a bubbling park fountain. But we already know what you’re wondering. Why are golden dewdrops purple? Well, if you look closely, you’ll see golden berry clusters all over the place. But their huge appeal doesn’t stop there. These woody…

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