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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute
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Episode #14 | Original Air Date: March 19, 2020

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When you select a plant for your landscape, one of the most important things to consider is the plant’s hardiness zone.

The Department of Agriculture has designated four zones in Florida--8, 9, 10, and 11.

The USDA hardiness zones are based on the average lowest temperatures, helping you choose plants that can survive the winter. Use the zones as a guide for selecting the plants best suited for your area.

Remember that Florida’s long summers, high humidity, and warm nights can affect a plant’s ability to survive even in the appropriate zone.

So use the USDA plant zones as a guide, but also consult UF/IFAS and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ materials to refine your plant choices

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.