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rosecottage2
Suncoast Estates, FL

December 24, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9365993

I live in North Fort Myers Florida about 10 miles from the coast. I would like to plant an evergreen shade tree in the front of my house (to the right) which faces west north west. Would an avacado tree be appropriate or should I choose some other kind of tree and if so what?
Rose Cottage

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #9368264

Hi. I think it is important to have a fair idea of what trees will perform best in your area, for your needs, in terms of growth, care, drought resistance, size, etc. Below is a bit of info, in general and specific, on trees that are available in your area. I hope this is of use to you.

Here is info on avocado trees (varieties, etc.) It is important to choose a tree that will do well in your area...re: heat, cold, fruit production, etc

http://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/articles/fruit/varieties_avocado.htm

This link is for info on Native trees and others that stand up to Florida growing conditions.

http://calusacreek.com/?gclid=CJXixv3qurQCFQHonAodcEkA8w

Here is a list from FSU detailing trees that grow well in Fla. just click on a name for info on the tree.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/department_envhort-trees

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