Approved Hedge List

Screening hedge material (6 feet tall) for incompatible land uses

The following list of plants represents acceptable incompatible land use screening hedge species:

Common Name Botanical Name
Awabuki Viburnum Viburnum odoratissimum
Podocarpus Podocarpus macrophyllus
Red Cedar Juniperus silicicola
Virburnum Virburnum spp.
Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera

Vines

Common Name Botanical Name
Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis
Climbing Fig Ficus pumila
Confederate Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides
Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens

Hedge Material

The following list of plants represent acceptable Hedge Material species. Consideration was given to drought tolerance,native habitat, salt tolerance, growth rate, mature size, foliar density, and light requirements.

Characteristics

  • DT – Drought tolerant
  • N – Native
  • F - Flowering
Common Name Botanical Name Characteristics
Chinese Juniper Juniperus chinensis DT
Coffeeberry Rhamnus californica DT
Coontie Zamia pumila DT, N
Dwarf Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria “Nana” DT, N
Fakahatchee grass Tripsacum dactyliodes DT, N
Firecracker plant Ruselia sarmentosa DT, F
Florida Anise Illicum floridanum DT, N
Gallberry Ilex glabra N
Glossy Abelia Abelia x grandiflora DT, F
Indian Hawthorn Raphiolepis indica DT
Marsh grass Spartina bakeri DT, N, F
Muhly grass Muhlenbergia capillaris DT, N, F
Pittosporum Pittosporum tobira DT, F
Podocarpus Podocarpus macrophyllus DT
Rain-of-gold Galphimia glauca DT, F
Red fountain grass Pennisetum sp. DT
Sandankwa Viburnum Viburnum suspensum DT, N
Saw Palmetto Serenoa repens DT, N
Sea oats Unicola paniculata DT, N
Silverthorn Elaeagnus pungens DT, F
Simpson’s Stopper Myrcianthes fragrans DT, N, F
Sweetshrub Calycanthus floridus DT, F
Texas Sage Leucophyllum frutescens DT, F
Walter Viburnum Viburnum obovatum DT, N, F

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Contact

For more information contact the Natural Resources unit at 813 272-5600, ext. 5, option 1.