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Acacia farnesiana - Sweet Mimosa

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Sweet Mimosa. One of the most useful tropical plants...  more

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Acalypha wilkesiana - Chicago Brick Copper Leaf

Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Copper Leaf - is a very colorful tropical shrub grown...  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
4 Plants in stock
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Caesalpinia lutea - Yellow Dwarf Poinciana, Bird of Paradise

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Yellow Bird of Paradise (dwarf poinciana)- a showy...  more

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Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Red Dwarf Poinciana, Bird of Paradise

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Pride of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Peacock flower,...  more

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9 plants in stock
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Congea tomentosa - Shower Orchid

Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowers

Shower Orchid, Wooly Congea. The actual flowers are...  more

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Dombeya x wallichii - Tropical Hydrangea

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Tropical Hydrangea - very fast growing winter bloomer...  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant
9 Plants in stock
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Duranta variegata - Variegated Sky Flower

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Variegated Sky Flower is grown for its summer flowers...  more

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Erythrina livingstoniana - Cry Baby Tree

Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeUnknown name

Medium to large tree, rare in cultivation. Flowers...  more

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Gmelina philippensis - Parrots Beak

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Parrot's Beak. An extraordinary round shrub with pendant...  more

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Monstera deliciosa (Philodendron pertusum) - Swiss cheese plant

Vine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Swiss cheese plant. A jungle climbing relative of...  more

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Solandra maxima - Butter Cup

Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Butter Cup, Cup of gold. Striking vine with glossy...  more

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Solandra maxima variegata - Variegated Butter Cup

Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Variegated Butter Cup, Cup of gold. Striking vine...  more

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Tecomaria capensis Apricot (Hammers Rose)

Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Apricot Tecoma, Cape Honeysuckle. Rare variety of...  more

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Thunbergia erecta - Kings Mantle

Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Kings mantle - perfect ever-blooming hedge. Bushy...  more

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Picture of plant in 3 gal pot

Grown in
6"-10"/ 1-3 gal pot
10 Plants in stock
$27.95

Tithonia diversifolia - Sunflower tree

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Sunflower tree, tree marigold - very fast growing...  more

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Acalypha hispida - Cat tail, Chenille plant

Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Cat tail, Chenille plant - very popular everbloomer...  more

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Solandra grandiflora - Cup of Gold, Chalice Vine

Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Cup of Gold Vine, Chalice Vine - very fast-growing...  more

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Plants to screen unwanted view Q&A

How can I create some privacy in my yard without fencing?

Consider low maintenance hedge plants for areas around patios. They will help you to enjoy the patio and not be trimming hedges every week. Using a combination of hedge plants allows you to add in some different colors to keep things interesting. You might consider mixing in some flowering hedge plants for that unique splash of color. Your visitors will envy you.

What about just creating a private space, like a patio?

Consider low maintenance hedge plants for areas around patios. They will help you to enjoy the patio and not be trimming hedges every week. Using a combination of hedge plants allows you to add in some different colors to keep things interesting. You might consider mixing in some flowering hedge plants for that unique splash of color. Your visitors will envy you.

What can I do to make my hedge interesting?

One way to make your hedge stand out is to use a corner plant as the focus point. You could use a nice Caesalpinia pulcherrima more commonly known as a Red Dwarf Poinciana in a corner with a shorter shrub plant for the borders. It is a beautiful flowering tree/shrub that stays under 10 feet tall and puts on a show of orange/red flowers. There are many others to choose from, it all comes down to your preference

What are the best hedges for privacy?

Again, that comes down to personal taste and needs. Hedge landscaping can be just as much fun as any other type of gardening. There are so many to choose from and only you know what will work for your situation. Our customer service associates will be happy to talk to you and help you figure out the best solution for you.

Where to buy tropical plants for privacy?

Many of tropical plants to create privacy are available for purchase in our online store. We ship all across the USA. If you are in the Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers area, the best way to find the perfect tropical plants is to visit our Garden Center located at 13890 Orange River Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will help you select the best plants for your personal situation.