​​​​​The following is a limited list of commercially available native trees and shrubs acceptable to meet the Lee County Code. It is by no means a complete listing of acceptable species.

 
​​Large TreesSmall TreesPalm TreesShrubsGround Covers

​​​​<Bookmark>LARGE TREES ​
​COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
​Red Maple^​Acer Rubrum
​Gumbo Limbo*Bursera simaruba​
​Satinleaf​Chrysophylium oliviforme
​Loblolly Bay​Gordonia lasianthus
​Winged Elm^​Ulmus alata
​South Florida Slash Pine^*Pinus elliotii var. 'densa'​
​Laurel Oak^​Quercus laurelifolia
​Live Oak^*​Quercus virginiana
​Bald Cypress^​Taxodium distichum
​Pond Cypress^​Taxodium ascendens
​Southern Red Cedar​Juniperus silicicola
​Florida Elm^​Ulmus floridana
​Pop Ash^​Fraxinus caroliniana
​Swamp Bay^​Persia palustris
​​Sweetbay Magnolia^​Magnolia virginiana
​Dahoon Holly^​Ilex cassine
​Red Mangrove^*​Rhizophora mangle
​White Mangrove^*​Laguncularia racemosa
​Black Mangrove^*​Avicennia germinalis
​Green Buttonwood^*​Conocarpus erectus
​Pond Apple^*​Annona glab​ra
​Mahogany*​​Swietenia mahagoni
^occasional flooding tolerance​
*salt tolerance
​​<Bookmark>​​ ​small trees
​COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
​Black Olive*​Bucida bucera
​Green Buttonwood^Conocarpus erectus​
​Pigeon Plum​Coccoloba diversifolia
​Sea Grape*​Coccoloba uvifera
​Orange Geiger​Cordia sebestena
​Wax Myrtle^​Myrica cerifera
​Dahoon Holly^​Ilex cassine
​Yaupon Holly^​Ilex vomitoria
​Firebush​Hamelia patens
​Florida Anise​Illicum floridanum
​Sweetbay^​Magnolia virginiana
​^occasional flooding tolerance
*salt tolerance

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<Bookmark>palm trees​​ ​
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
​Cabbage Palm^*​Sabal palmetto
​Royal Palm​​Roystonea regia
​Paurotis Palm^*​Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
​^occasional flooding tolerance
*salt tolerance

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<Bookmark>shrubs​​ ​
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
​​Beautybush^​Callicarpa americana
​Cocoplum^*​Chrusobalanus icaco
​Simpson Stopper^*​Myricanthes fragrans
​Spanish Stopper^*​Eugenia seregata
​Firebush^​Hamemelia patens
​Dwarf Yaupon^*​Ilex vomitoria spp.
​Saw Palmetto*​Serenoa repens
​Leather Fern^*​Acrostichum danaeaefolium
​Wax Myrtle^*#​Myrica cerifera
​Wild Coffee^​Psychotria undata
​​Jamaica Caper*​Capparis cynophallophora
​Dwarf Palmetto*​Sabal minor
​Walters Viburnum​Viburnum obovatum
​Buckthorn/Mastic*​​Sideroxylon celastrinum
​Christmas Berry^*​Lycium carolinianum
​Wild Cotton^*​Gossypium hirsutum
​Wild Olive/Florida Privet^*​Forestiera segregata
​^occasional flooding tolerance
*salt tolerance
#for hedges maintained at 4 foot ​minimum height

 
<Bookmark>ground cover​​​s
​COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
​Coontie*​Zamia pumila
​Lantana​Lantana involucrata
​Spider Lily^*​Hymenocallis latifolia
​Sea Oxeye Daisy^*​Borrichia fruitescens
​Fakahatchee Grass​Tripsacum dactyloides
​Sword Fern​Nephrolepis biserrata
​Railroad Vine*​Ipomoea pes-capri
​Dune Sunflower*​Helianthus debilis
​Blanket Flower*​Gaillardis pulchella
​​^occasional flooding tolerance
*salt tolerance

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