Native Plants that can be Shaped Part 1


Bed of ‘Little Psycho’ wild coffees. This Florida native cultivar originated in Pasco County. Mature height is typically three feet or less, making this bird and pollinator friendly plant even more usable in the landscape.


Want to make it native AND Naples Nice? No problem. Janine will show you twelve native trees and shrubs that can be trimmed into manicured shapes for that cleaner, more formal look that South Florida loves. She’ll discuss the characteristics, needs and natural habits of each species, as well as the best techniques, tools and times to clip, trim, shear and hedge, as appropriate. Landscape architects and designers will gain an understanding of the best native plants to spec for their more formal designs. Landscape maintenance professionals will learn how to better care for these native plants in the landscape.


Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture pending

ISA Certified Arborist pending

FNGLA Certified Professional pending

This presentation followed by a panel discussion with industry experts: Native Plants that can be Shaped Part 2

Example of Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, trimmed up for a more formal appearance.

Florida native Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, neatly shaped for landscape. Sputnik shaped flowers in the summer are very attractive to pollinators. This shrub does very well statewide in disturbed soils but likes it moist.

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