Hollies at a Glance (ENH42/MG021)

Figure 3.  Holly berries attract birds and add color to the winter landscape.Hollies are reliable, low-maintenance plants for Florida landscapes. Diverse sizes, forms, and textures exist, ranging from large trees to dwarf shrubs. Some hollies can be used as informal or formal hedges or as foundation plants, while others make beautiful accent or specimen plants. Many are valued for their colorful berries, which provide food for birds and brighten the fall and winter seasons. Several hollies are native to Florida. This 5-page fact sheet includes a list of dozens of popular hollies sold in Florida. Written by Sydney Park Brown, Dewayne L. Ingram, and William E. Barrick, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, March 2012.

Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Selecting Firewise Shrubs to Reduce Wildfire Risk (FOR272/FR334)

first page of full-color pdfIn areas with moderate to high risk of fire, shrubs may put your home at risk. This 10-page, full-color, illustrated guide presents 34 species organized by flammability, to help you select and place shrubs in your landscape to minimize the risk of wildfire. Written by Annie Hermansen-Baez, Wayne C. Zipperer, Alan J. Long, Anna L. Behm, Dawn McKinstry, and Anne Andreu, and published by the UF Department of School of Forest Resources and Conservation, July 2011.

ENH117/MG347 Florida Coonties and Atala Butterflies

Revised! ENH117, a 10-page illustrated fact sheet by Daniel F. Culbert, describes this unusual native cycad — its habitat and range, description, nonlandscape uses, landscape characteristics and uses, propagation and pest management — and the rare atala butterfly for which it is the sole host — legal status, management, and atala gardening. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, March 2010.