Native Plants that can be Shaped Part 2

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Hear about native plants that can be shaped by an expert panel of native plant professionals with experience in the field. This panel is moderated by Janine Griffiths with panelists Eryk Jadazewski, Elizabeth Beans, Isabel Soto and Rebeca Siplak, amd will focus on native plants that can be pruned and shaped into more manicured, clean looking shrubs and trees for more formal landscapes. The following questions will be discussed as they pertain to the 12 native plants listed below – some of which are commonly used in landscapes, some are new or not used as much as they could be.
  • What plant characteristics and natural habits lend themselves to be good candidates for being shaped?
  • What do each of these plants need to be happily shaped on a regular basis?
  • What are the best techniques, tools, and times to clip, trim, shear, and hedge each of these plants?
  • What plants should not be sheared, hedged, or over pruned? and why?

  • The panel will include Eryk Jadaszewski, Elizabeth Beans, Isabel Soto and Rebeca Siplak.
    Moderated by Janine Griffiths

    Native Plant List
    Chyrsobalanus iacoca – Cocoplum
    Coccoloba diversifolia – Pigeon Plum
    Coccoloba uvifera – Sea Grape
    Conocarpus erectus – Green Buttonwood
    Conocarpus erectus var. sericeus – Silver Buttonwood
    Ernodia littoralis – Beach Creeper
    Foresteria segregata – Florida Privet
    Ilex cassine – Dahoon Holly
    Ilex vomittoria – ‘Nana’ or ‘Mrs. Schiller’s Dwarf’
    Myricanthes fragrans – Simpson Stopper
    Psychotria ligustrifolia – Bahama Wild Coffee Quadrella jamaicensis – Jamaican Caper
    Savia bahamensis – Maiden Bush
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