Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
It is interesting to look at the origin of the plants we commonly use in our landscapes.
Sometimes knowing if plants are or are not native can be confusing. There are many different types of hollies; some are native others are not. Most of the azaleas found in our landscapes are not native. However, some deciduous azaleas, such as Pinxter and Flame are native.
Florida has the greatest wealth of native plants for use in the home landscape as compared to other states.