flowering bush - Knowledgebase Question

cape coral, Fl
Question by judeehein
October 20, 2009
i live in sw florida, beside my driveway, i want flowering bush, not too big, i want native florida plant


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Answer from NGA
October 20, 2009

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It's difficult to find a Florida native shrub that stays small. You didn't say how small! Here are a few suggestions: Eastern coralbean (Erythrina herbacea) grows about 4 feet and has red flowers. Blueberry (Vaccinium) grows 3-15 feet with white flow4rs in spring. Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa) is a small evergreen shrub and produces small clusters of white flowers. The plant height is around 4 to 5' and has a mounding growth habit. There are many more native shrubs but they grow upwards of 8'.

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