Selecting Trees for Central Florida - Knowledgebase Question

Rocky River, OH
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Question by joan682
November 25, 1997
What type of tree, fast growing, small leafed and umbrella shaped, can grow in Ocala, Florida?

Answer from NGA
November 25, 1997
Here are a few of suggestions: Downy Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), water oak (Quercus nigra) and Schefflera (Brassaia actinophylla). The first one fits more of your criteria than the others, but you may find others that suit your needs by visiting this URL: The homepage for this wonderful resource for Florida gardeners is I hope this is helpful!

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