Winter 2018 Survey

The Villages Florida Native Plant Society conducted a survey of the impact of freeze on our landscape plants with results posted on-line.  We asked members to submit a written list of plants and the freeze impact at the meeting in January 2018.  For each species (native and exotic),  members graded the level of freeze impact into 3 categories:

Survey Results

Freeze Impact

Optional:  Grade the plant’s location:


Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens

Coral Honeysuckle
















Firebush Hamelia patens

Freeze Damaged Fire Bush

In our area (Central Florida), leaves often become red when temperatures drop into the 40°s F. Though native, it is quite tender and can be killed to the ground during a freeze. Regrowth from the roots is rapid and rampant, and it has proven to be root hardy through zone 9.  Fact Sheet 


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Published on  11.03.2018

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