Q: While in Huntsville, Alabama I read about an outdoor plant with sweet aroma flowers called “Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.” Please tell me if you have any information about it. Would it grow here in north Florida? I… Read More
Q: My friend gave me a small shrub. She said it is a native wild coffee plant. What can you tell me about it?
A: Wild coffee, Psychotria nervosa, is a Florida native shrub which gets its common name from the small, red, fruit it produces. Fruit resembles the true coffee bean. The leaves of this plant are generally 6 inches long,… Read More
Q: What can you tell me abut the ‘Awabuki’ viburnum? A: ‘Awabuki’ is a specific cultivar of Viburnum odoratissimum or Sweet viburnum. This cultivar has all the same characteristics of other Sweet viburnum but we do not plant… Read More
Q: I always get confused between viburnum and ligustrum. They look the same to me. Can you help me remember how to tell the difference between them?
A: Well, let’s start with how they are alike which is why telling them apart may be causing you problems. Viburnum and ligustrum are both evergreen (although there are some deciduous viburnum) shrub/trees and have glossy green leaves. … Read More
Q: I am seeing a rather large shrub right now which has red, flowers. The do not spread open, but hang down. It reminds me of a hibiscus that never opens. A: I believe you are describing Turks-cap… Read More
A: Swamp Titi, Cyrilla racemiflora, is a shrub/tree often found in wetland or swamp areas. It is known by a few other common names such as Swamp Cryilla or Leatherwood. The wood is of no commercial value. If… Read More
A: It is in the genus Lyonia. The portion you brought into the Yulee office appears to be a Coastal plain staggerbush. It is found in Georgia, the lower portions of South Carolina and throughout Florida except possibly,… Read More
Q: We moved here in April and have this wonderful bush in front of our house. However, we don’t know the name of it and have not been able to find it in any of the books we… Read More
Q: What is the plant just outside your office door? It did not seem to have any trouble making it through the winter this year. A: The plant you noticed outside the Nassau County Extension satellite office is… Read More
Q: I would like to know what the bushes are along the roadside. They were blooming white flowers but now they have produced fluffy, white tufts that look similar to the dandelion. A: The shrub you described is… Read More