Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera, as a coastal tree, downtown St. Petersburg. Florida
Necklace Pod, Sophora tomentosa, is a coastal plant adapted to harsh conditions. The flowers attract migrating hummingbirds
Coastal or Horizontal Cocoplum, Chyrsobalanus icaco ‘Horizontal’ is the coastal form of Cocoplum and is very popular ornamentally
The rare Florida Silver Palm, Coccothrinax argentata, is striking with the metallic undersides of the leaves. The growth is slow but the palm is very durable of wind and salt in nearly frost free locations. This is an excellent palm for small spaces
Key Thatch Palm, Leucothrinax morrisii, with its beautiful silver colored on the underside leaves are also easy growing and very wind and salt tolerant in nearly frost free coastal areas
Jamaica Caper, Quadrella jamaicensis, is a very ornamental native shrub or small tree that is known to have its roots in tidal zones in some locations
Sea Lavendar, Heliotropium gnaphalodes, is a unique large shrub from the dune system in Southeastern Florida
As pictured here, Beach Sunflower, Helianthus debilis, Sunshine Mimosa, Mimosa strigillosa, Blanketflower, Gaillardia pulchella, Cabbage Palm, Sabal palmeto, and Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris, all make great coastal landscape additions
With a little sheltering, even select wildflowers can be grown in coastal landscapes
Another shot of a coastal landscape in the installation process
Railroad Vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae, like closely related Beach Morning Glory has large showy flowers and is an aggressive spreader in coastal settings
Sea Oats, Uniola paniculata, is the iconic dune plant that stablizes the dune system
Young Buttonwood Trees, Conocarpus erectus, replaced ugly Norfolk Island Pines in this lawn
A Birdseye view of a native landscape that was a former lawn!
Key Thatch Palm, Leucothrinax morrisii, Horizontal Cocoplum, and Chrysobalanus icaco in a simple setting
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