Trees for Central Florida

The following is a list of trees that are suitable for Hardiness Zones 9a and 9b. Ideally, these plants can take some frost and still survive hot humid summers. For other resources, see the Trees Resource page.

Name
Scientific Name
Hardiness Zones
Apple, Anna Malus domestica 'Anna'
8a-9b
Ash, pop Fraxinus caroliniana
8a-10a
Basswood Tilia americana
8a-9b
Buckthorn, Carolina Rhamnus caroliniana
8a-9b
Cedar, southern red Juniperus virginiana (= J. silicicola)
8a-9b
Cherry laurel Prunus caroliniana
8a-9b
Common persimmon Diospyros virginiana
8a-10
Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica
8a-11
Cypress, bald Taxodium distichum
8a-11
Cypress, pond Taxodium ascendens
8b-11
Elm, American Ulmus americana
8a-9b
Elm, Chinese Ulmus parvifolia
8a-10a
Fig, edible Ficus carica
8a-10b
Florida soapberry Sapindus marginatus
8a-9b
Glossy Privet Ligustrum lucidum
8 - 10
Grapefruit Citrus x paradisi
9a-11
Hercules'-club Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
8a-10b
Hickory, mockernut Carya alba (= C. tomentosa)
8a-9b
Hickory, scrub Carya floridana
9a-10a
Holly, American Ilex opaca
8a-9b
Holly, Carolina Ilex ambigua
8a-9b
Holly, dahoon Ilex cassine
8a-10b
Holly, East Palatka Ilex x attenuata 'East Palatka'
8a-9b
Holly, yaupon Ilex vomitoria
8a-9b
Jerusalem thorn Parkinsonia aculeata
8b-11
Lemon Citrus limon
9a-11
Loblolly bay Gordonia lasianthus
8a-9b
Loquat Eriobotrya japonica
7-11
Magnolia, southern Magnolia grandiflora
8a-10a
Maple, Red Acer rubrum
8a-10a
Mulberry, Red Morus rubra
8a-10a
Oak, Bluejack Quercus incana
8a-9b
Oak, Chapman Quercus chapmanii
9a-10a
Oak, diamond leaf Quercus laurifolia
8a-10b
Oak, laurel Quercus hemisphaerica
8a-10a
Oak, live Quercus virginiana
8a-11
Oak, myrtle Quercus myrtifolia
8a-10a
Oak, sand live Quercus geminata
8a-10b
Oak, turkey Quercus laevis
8a-9b
Pecan Carya illinoinensis
8a-9b
Persimmon, Japanese Diospyros kaki
8a-10b
Pine, loblolly Pinus taeda
8a-9b
Pine, long-leaf Pinus palustris
8a-10a
Pine, sand Pinus clausa
8a-10a
Pine, slash Pinus elliottii
8a-10a
Plum, flatwoods Prunus umbellata
9a-9b
Red bay Persea borbonia
8a-11
Redbud Cercis canadensis
8a-9b
Silk bay Persea humilis
9a-9b
Southern catalpa or Indian bean Catalpa bignonioides
8b-9b
Sugarberry Celtis laevigata
8a-10b
Summer haw Crataegus flava
9a-9b
Swamp bay Persea palustris
8a-10b
Sweetbay Magnolia virginiana
8a-9b
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
8a-9b
Tangelo Citrus x tangelo
9a-11
Tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera
9a-9b