For hedge planting there is in Florida a wider range of material adapted to such use than is ordinarily found in northern types of material. The first group given includes those shrubs which make low, compact hedges together with those which develop into a larger and looser type of hedge. Those shrubs which are marked (+) are valuable for hedge planting because of their flowering and fruiting characteristics. The remainder are valuable mostly on account of the foliage effect. The second list of material, which is for northern Florida, could be greatly enlarged provided it should seem advisable to use material which is often used in hedges planted farther north and which shed their leaves during the winter months. The group includes plants which are practically evergreen or which have some value for their fruit or flowers. Practically all of these can be used with equal success in middle and southern Florida.

a. Middle and southern Florida:

+Acalypha hispida (T)

Chenille Plant Bambusa disticha


+Carissa bispinosa (T)

Natal Plum Cinnamomum camphora

Camphor Tree

+Eugenia uniflora Surinam Cherry

+Gardenia florida Cape Jasmine

Gordonia lasianthus Loblolly Bay

+Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Chinese Hibiscus

Juniperus lucayana Southern Red Cedar

Nerium oleander Oleander

Phyllanthus nivosus

Snow Bush Pittosporum tobira

Tobira Shrub

Pittosporum undulatum Victorian Box

Prunus caroliniana

Carolina Laurel Cherry Psidium cattleianum

Cattley Guava Raphiolepis indica

Indian Hawthorn

Severinia buxifolia Severino's Citrus

Tabernaemontana coronaria flore plena Rose Bay

Triphasia trifoliata

Bergamot Berry Viburnum tinus

Laurestinus b. Northern Florida:

Abelia grandiflora

Hybrid Abelia Berberis thunbergi

Thunberg's Japanese Barberry

Buxus sempervirens Tree Box

Citrus trifoliata Hardy Orange

Evonymus japonicus Evergreen Evonymus

Ligustrum amurense Amoor River Privet

Ligustrum nepalense variegata Variegated Nepaul Privet

Nerium oleander Oleander

Punica granatum

Pomegranate Rosa rugosa

Japanese Rose

Thea sinensis Tea Plant