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Common NameScientific NameSize PriceQtyIn Stock

Red Mangroves -Rhizophora mangle 

Rhizophora mangle
Yes 20,237 1.20 Ln TT


Yes 1,695 5.70 1g
Yes 1,148 15.00 3g
Yes 400 45.00 7g

Salt tolerant tree that reaches max 65 ft. Used for coastal shoreline plantings. Recognized by its large spider-like prop roots and close proximity to water from other species. Habitats include inland waters such as bays, brackish shorelines, canals, and tidal swamps. Found Zones 9+. Significant wildlife habitat. Wave and wind break. Used extensively for soil stabilization in tropics worldwide. Most popular of mangrove family.

Zones 9+ * Flood/Wind/Salt/Sun Tolerance * Coastal Shores * Soil Stabilization * Wildlife Habitat

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Salt Grass-Distichlis spicata 

Distichlis spicata
Yes 3,150 0.65 Ln 2


No 0 1.25 Ln 4

Perennial grass found in coastal areas such as marshes, brackish rivers, and other saltwater shorelines. Salt, sun, poor soil, and drought tolerant. Grass can reach 2 ft. and rhizomes spread out to form dense colonies. Found on slight elevations. Has spike-like blades and narrow, dense spikelets. Found in Zones 7+. Offers dense ground cover and soil stability. Often found in mono-colonies.

Zones 7+ * Salt/Sun/Poor Soil/Drought/Flood Tolerance * Erosion Control * Ground Control

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Sea Grape-Coccoloba uvifera 

Coccoloba uvifera
Yes 2,490 1.80 1g



Yes 133 4.50 3g

Salt hardy shrub or small tree that can rarely reach 30 ft. inland. Used extensively in Florida's Zones 9+ as a shrub or small tree. Provides soil stabilization, wind break, wildlife food source, light break on dunes for sea turtles, and landscape value. Year-round flowers are white to yellow. Large, thick, lily shaped leaves, which drop year-round. Sun, salt, wind, drought, and poor soil tolerant.

Salt/Sun/Wind/Drought/Poor Soil Tolerance * Soil/Sand Stabilization * Zones 9+

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Sea Oats-Uniola paniculata 

Uniola paniculata
Yes 114,492 0.45 Ln 2


Yes 1,099 1.00 Ln 4

Yes 0 1.80 1g

Perennial dune grass known for its extensive root mats, which can reach over 15+ ft. Commonly utilized for sand stabilization after beach renourishment projects. Found in Zones 7+. Salt, over wash, drought, and sun tolerance. Grows and recruits quickly in warm weather. Landscape value for coastal communities. Reaches 5+ ft. height. Grass becomes dense and recruits vegetatively. Spikelets Spring-Fall. Leaves similar in pale green color and length to Panic Grass but thinner. Protected by state statutes. Seed is a wildlife food source.

Salt/Sun/Poor Soil/Drought Tolerance * Dune Habitats * Coastal Landscapes * Zones 7+

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Sea Oxeye Daisy-Borrichia frutescens 

Borrichia frutescens
Yes 1,280 0.75 Ln 2


Yes 100 1.25 Ln 4

No 0 2.10 1g

Herbaceous perennial up to 3.5 ft. with large, attractive yellow flowers, found throughout coastal Florida. Habitats include coastal areas such as salt marshes, mangroves and dune environments. Creates large colonies. B. frutescens is the most widespread of the two Florida species. Found Zones 7+. Flowers April through August.

Salt/Sun/Poor Soil Tolerance * Coastal * Large Size * Zones 7+ * Attractive Yellow Flower

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