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We grow top quality plant material and provide fast, reliable service.

Since starting in 1995 as Pineda Nursery, the name was changed to Four C’s Nursery in 1998. The Crews’ family and staff have been operating their 10 acre facility to provide the local community with quality plant material and exceptional service. Our selection ranges from woody ornamentals, Florida natives, tropical shrubs, palms and trees.

We function as a grower, re-wholesaler and a retail facility. Though our main function has been a wholesale supplier, we have expanded to cater to the retail consumer. Whether you are picking up or we are delivering to you, we provide fast and reliable service, so that your project is done in a timely manner.

Products

Our knowledgeable staff can help design your landscape project and provide valuable information about our many plant varieties. If we do not have the item you are looking for, or you have a request for something special, just ask!

Alexander Palm
(Archontophoenix alexandre)
Native to Queensland, Australia.
It grows in littoral rainforest, often in positions that are severely inundated during heavy rain events. Their ability to withstand these conditions allow them to become the dominant species.

Plant information guide

Category:
Palms

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing

10′ – 15′ Apart

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium.

‘Black Magic’ Ti
(Cordyline Fruticosa)
Native to tropical southeastern Asia, northeastern Australia , the Indian Ocean, and parts of Polynesia.
It is not native to Hawaii or New Zealand but exists on those islands as a feral weed introduced by Polynesian settlers.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
upto 8′ to 10′ if not pruned back

Spacing:
used as accent plants

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial Sun to Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Burgundy
Bronze-Green

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Blue Pacific
(Juniperus Conferta)
Widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere, from the Arctic, south to tropical Africa, and the  mountains of Central America.

Plant information guide

Category:
Groundcovers
Conifers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
2-3 Ft.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Blueberry Flax Lilly
(Dianella Tasmanica)
Native to southeastern Australia and Tasmania.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
2 – 3 Ft

Spacing:
2.5 – 3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Christmas Palm
(Adonidia Merrillii)
It is found naturally growing only in the Phillipines.
Commonly known as the “Christmas Palm” because its fruits become bright scarlet and tend to be that color in winter.

Plant information guide

Category:
Palms

Height:
upto 20 ft.

Spacing:
10 – 15 ft.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Green

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium.

Coconut Palm
(Cocos Nuifera)
The coconut palm is grown throughout the tropics.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
upto 8′ to 10′ if not pruned back

Spacing:
used as accent plants

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial Sun to Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Burgundy
Bronze-Green

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Codiaeum Variegatum ‘Petra’
(Codiaeum Variegatum)
Native to southeast Asia.
This plant is also known as a Croton.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4 – 5 Ft

Spacing:
3 – 4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured
Veined

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By air layering
By tip layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed.

Coontie
(Zamia Pumila)
A small, tough, woody shrub native to the southeast United States (FL, GA)  and the Caribbean.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs
Cycads

Height:
3 – 4 Ft

Spacing:
3 – 4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Copperleaf
(Acalypha Wilkesiana)
This plant is mostly tropical to subtropical, distributed mostly  from the  southern United States to Uruguay.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
8 – 10 Ft

Spacing:
3 -4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone: 9 – 11

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Brown/Bronze
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Mottled
Veined

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Cordyline Fruticosa ‘Red Sister’ Ti
(Cordyline Fruticosa)
Native to tropical southeastern Asia, northeastern Australia , the Indian Ocean, and parts of Polynesia.
It is not native to Hawaii or New Zealand but exists on those islands as a feral weed introduced by Polynesian settlers.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
upto 8 – 10 Ft  (if not pruned)

Spacing:
Accent Plant

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Burgundy
Bronze-Green

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

D.D. Blanchard
(Magnolia Grandiflora)
Also known as the Southern Magnolia, this tree is native to the Southeastern United States.

Plant information guide

Category:
Trees

Height:
80 – 100 Ft

Spacing:
15 – 20 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Dwarf Firebush
(Hamelia Patens ‘Compacta’)
Native to the American subtropics and tropics. Its range extends from Florida  to as far south as Argentina.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4 -6 Ft

Spacing:
3 – 4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Dwarf Schefflera
(Schefflera Arboricola)
Native to Taiwan and Hainan.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
10-12 Ft

Spacing:
3-4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone: 9 – 11

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:
Red
Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Variegated

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

European Fan Palm
(Chamaerops Humilis)
This palm is native to the western Mediterranean region, and mainly found in southwestern Europe.

Plant information guide

Category:
Palms

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Firebush
(Hamelia Patens)
Native to the America subtropics and tropics. Its range extends from Florida to as far south as Argentina.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
10-12 Ft

Spacing:
3-4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foxtail Palm
(Wodyetia Bifurcata)
The Foxtail Palm is endemic to a very small part of Australia.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Palms

Height:
30 Ft

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Green Island Ficus
(Ficus Macrocarpa ‘Green Island’)
Native in the range from Sri Lanka to  India, southern China to Australia.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrub

Height:    

Spacing:
 2.5′ to 3′  Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Green Ligustrum
(Ligustrum Lucidum)
Native to the southern half of China and is classed as a noxious weed in Austrailia where it was introduced.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
15-20 Ft

Spacing:
3-4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Hibiscus
Native to warm, temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.

Plant information guide

Category:
Perennials
Shrubs
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Deciduous
Burgundy
Dark/Black
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Indian Hawthorne
(Rhaphiolepis Indica)
The species is from southern China.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-5 Ft

Spacing:
2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
over 9.1 (very alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Ixora ‘Maui Yellow’
Native to tropical areas in Asia, especially India, ixora now grows commonly in tropical climates in the USA, such as Florida.

Plant information guide

Category:
Annuals
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-8 Ft

Spacing:
3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ixora ‘Maui’
Native to tropical areas in Asia, especially India, ixora now grows commonly in tropical climates in the USA, such as Florida.

Plant information guide

Category:
Annuals
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-8 Ft

Spacing:
3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Ixora ‘Nora Grant’
Native to tropical areas in Asia, especially India, ixora now grows commonly in tropical climates in the USA, such as Florida.

Plant information guide

Category:
Annuals
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-8 Ft

Spacing:
3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ixora ‘Petite’
Native to tropical areas in Asia, especially India, ixora now grows commonly in tropical climates in the USA, such as Florida.

Plant information guide

Category:
Annuals
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
3-4 Ft

Spacing:
2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Many

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Laurel Oak
(Quercus Laurifolia)
Native to the southeast United States.

Plant information guide

Category:
Trees

Height:
60-80 Ft

Spacing:

20 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Live Oak
(Quercus Virginiana)
Native to the southeast United States.

Plant information guide

Category:
Trees

Height:
40-60 Ft

Spacing:
20 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Maki
(Podocarpus Macrophyllus)
Native to southern Japan ans southern China.

Plant information guide

Category:
Conifers

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Red Maple
(Acer Rubrum)
This is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of eastern North America.

Plant information guide

Category:
Trees

Height:
40-60 Ft

Spacing:
20 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Mirror Leaf Viburnum
(Viburnum Odoratissimum Awabuki )
They are native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with a few species extending into tropical montane regions in South America and southeast Asia.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
15 – 20 Ft

Spacing:
3-4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Necklace Pod
(Sophora Tomentosa)
The species are native to southeast Euorpe, southern Asia, Austrialia, the islands of the Pacific Ocean and western Sotuh America.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-10 Ft

Spacing:
2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Silver/Gray
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Parsonii
(Juniperus Chinensis)
t is native to northeast Asia, in China, Mongolia, Japan, Korea and the southeast of Russia.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
3-4 Ft

Spacing:
2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a to 11

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Pygmy Date Palm
(Phoenix Roebelenii)
Native to southeastern Asia from southwestern China to northern Laos and northern Vietnam.

Plant information guide

Category:
Palms

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Queen Palm
(Syagrus Romanzoffiana)
Native to South America, from northern Argentina north to eastern Brazil and west to eastern Bolivia.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Palms

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Orange
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Red Tip Cocoplum
(Chrysobalanus Icaco)
Native to sea beaches and inland throughout tropical America and the Caribbean, including southern Florida.

Plant information guide

Category:
Perennials
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
3-4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By simple layering
By air layering

Rubrum & Albe
(Pennisetum Setaceum)
Native to open, scrubby habitats in East Africa, tropical Africa, Middle East and southwestern Asia.

Plant information guide

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
3-4 Ft

Spacing:

2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Red
Purple
Dark Purple/Black
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Burgundy

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Sandankwa Viburnum
(Viburnum Suspensum)
They are native throughout the temperate Northern Hemishpere, with a few species extending into tropical montane regions in South America and southeast Asia.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
8-12 Ft

Spacing:
2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Silver Buttonwood
(Conocarpus Erectus Sericeus)
Native to many shorelines in tropical and subtropical region around the world, including;Florida, Bermuda, the Bahamams the Caribbean, Central and South America , western Africa and in Melanesia and Polynesia. 

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
20-30 Ft

Spacing:
3-4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
Purple
White/Near White
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Silver/Gray

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
By air layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Simpson’s Stopper
(Myrcianthes Fragrans)
Native to the southeastern United States.

Plant information guide

Category:
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
3-4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ilex Vomitoria ‘Stokes Dwarf’
(Ilex Vomitoria)
A species of Holly native to southeastern North America, from Maryland south to Florida and west to Mexico

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-5 Ft

Spacing:
2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Inconspicuous/none

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Dark/Black
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sweet Viburnum
(Viburnum Odoratissimum)
They are native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with a few species extending into tropical montane regions in South America and southeast Asia.

Plant information guide

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
15-20 Ft

Spacing:
3-4 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Trinette
(Schefflera Arboricola)
Native to Taiwan and Hainan.

Plant information guide

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
2.5-3 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:
Red
Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Variegated

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented