South Florida Native Trees

Click on the flag below for information of each tree!

Small Trees and Large Shrubs
Medium Trees
Large Trees

Large Native Trees
Green Buttonwood Cornocarpus erectus
Wild Tamarind   Lysiloma latisliquum
Gumbo Limbo Bursera simaruba
Paradise Tree Simarouba glauca
Live Oak Quercus virginiana

Medium Native Trees

Dahoon Holly Ilex cassine
Pigeon Plum Coccoloba diversifolia
Satin leaf Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Seagrape Coccoloba uvifera

Small Native Trees

Firebush Hamelia patens
Florida Privet Forestieria segregata
Wild Coffee Psychotria nervosa

Native Flags is an urban reforestation campaign directed by Miami artist Xavier Cortada. The campaign aims to help restore native habitats for plants and animals across Miami-Dade County. Participants will be asked to plant the sapling of a native tree and a green flag in their yard and encourage their neighbors to do the same. By doing so, residents across the county will reclaim land for native trees displaced long ago by development.

Learn more about the native tree resources in your community below.

South Florida Native Trees Resources

Native Trees

Please contact your local chapter of the (e.g.: local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society) to determine which native species are suitable for planting in your yard.  To learn about caring for your native tree, please click here.

  • To see the six native tree species featured for planting in Pinellas County, please click here.
  • To see the six native tree species featured for planting on the Treasure Coast, please click here.