Florida Soapberry Tree

Florida Soapberry Tree

Looking for a native tree with good Fall color, something fairly rare in Northwest Florida. Take a look at Florida Soapberry, aka Sapindus saponaria for South Florida or Sapindus marginatus for Northwest Florida, Coastal Georgia and Coastal South Carolina. Soapberry grows to 40 feet tall in South Florida, but levels out in Northwest Florida at […]

By December 19, 2012 Comments Read More →
Florida’s Cypress Trees

Florida’s Cypress Trees

Cypress trees in Florida are either bald cypress (Taxodium distichum var. distichum) or pond cypress (Taxodium distichum var. nutans). Both lose their leaves in the fall and have the characteristic knobby “knees”—roots that protrude above the soil. While they are similar, you can tell the difference between the two by identifying a few key clues: […]

By November 24, 2012 Comments Read More →