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Photo 10 of 12Named for the shape of its fronds, this fern is evergreen in frost-free areas. It loses its fronds in other areas.

Holly fern (10 of 12)

  • Non-native fern that's been popular in Florida since the 1800s.
  • Grows 2 to 3 feet tall and spreads about 3 feet.
  • Prefers part to full shade.
  • USDA Zones 6-11

Walter's viburnum
Viburnum obovatum

  • Native to the southeastern coastal areas, this viburnum blooms white in spring.
  • Evergreen in mild areas
  • Generally grows about 6 to 15 feet tall, but it can occasionally reach 30 feet.
  • Lots of white blooms in sun, but will do well in shade.
  • Drought tolerant once established, but it needs regular watering during first year to become tolerant.
  • USDA Zones 6-9

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