Central Florida is Zone 9a
The growing season extends from February until about mid October. Tropical plants can be grown very well in Central Florida, however the must be protected from freezing
i.e. Elm, Oak, Maple, Hornbeam, Crape Myrtle, Plum, Cypress
Leave these trees on the benches. These trees need cold temperatures to start the natural process of dormancy. It’s okay if pots freeze solid.
i.e. Japanese and English Boxwood, Pine, Podocarpus, Juniper, Cedar, Azalea, Camellia.
Note: Flowers will be damaged by freezing temperatures.
TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL TREES: Protect at 40 degrees and below:
TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL TREES: Protect at 35 degrees and below:
All plants in Mame Pots,
Bottlebrush, Boxwood (Kingsville),
Citrus, Desert Rose,
Ficus (all varieties),
Gumbo Limmbo, Ixora,
Lignum Vitae, Malphighia,
Neea, Portulacaria (Jade),
Surinam Cherry, Samone,