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
Before selecting a plant, be sure to find out how large it will eventually get. Find out the mature size in height and width. And don’t rely on the word dwarf in the plant name. This term is relative and can be very misleading.
For example, a dwarf Burford holly can grow six feet or more in height. This may not be what the homeowner had in mind when buying a “dwarf” shrub to place beneath a low window. In some cases, the word dwarf may only mean that the plant has smaller leaves,