The plants and trees displayed below can be found within Enchanting Shores. Most of these photos were provided by Karen Beaver. (Note: names and info are above the photos - not below.) Click the link above the photos for more information.
Native to the Philippines. Few other palm species are so well suited for small sites. Although single stemmed, this species is often planted as multiples of 2 to 4 plants in a clump, which typically grow out from each other with gracefully curving trunks.
This large, stately, native North American evergreen tree with its large, beautiful, saucer-shaped, fragrant flowers is almost a Southern landscape tradition. It is capable of growing to 80 feet in height.
The pygmy date palm is one of the most popular small landscape palms in Florida. It is single-stemmed, but is often grown in clumps of 2–4 closely spaced individuals which, when older, give the impression of a multi-stemmed palm (Figure 1). It grows to a height of about 12 ft with a spread of 6–8 ft.
The poinsettia is native to Mexico, and the Aztecs used them in their fall celebrations.
Origin: Coastal swamps in much of Florida;
the Caribbean to South America. Buttonwood is a “clean”
tree and is not associated with distinct seasonal leaf loss. Its medium textured dense foliage makes it
ideal for use as a clipped hedge of varying heights or as a tall screen.