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January

North/Central

Camellia: Non-native, evergreen (Camellia japonica)

Red maple: Native, deciduous (Acer rubrum)

South

Hong Kong orchid tree: Non-native, evergreen (Bauhinia x blakeana)

Ixora: Non-native, evergreen (Ixora spp.)

February

North/Central

Chickasaw plum: Native, deciduous (Prunus angustifolia)

Eastern redbud: Native, deciduous (Cercis canadensis)

Eastern dogwood: Native, deciduous (Cornus florida)

Fringetree: Native, deciduous (Chionanthus virginicus)

Saucer magnolia: Non-native, deciduous (Magnolia x soulangiana)

Taiwan cherry: Non-native, deciduous (Prunus campanulata)

South

Bougainvillea: Non-native, evergreen (Bougainvillea spp.)

Hong Kong orchid tree: Non-native, evergreen (Bauhinia x blakeana)

March

North/Central

Azalea: Native, deciduous and non-native, evergreen (Rhododendron spp.)

Eastern redbud: Native, deciduous (Cercis canadensis)

Sweet acacia: Native, evergreen (Acacia farnesiana)

South

Bougainvillea: Non-native, evergreen (Bougainvillea spp.)

Frangipani: Non-native, evergreen (Plumeria rubra)

Golden trumpet tree: Non-native, deciduous (Handroanthus chrysotrichus)

Hong Kong orchid tree: Non-native, evergreen (Bauhinia x blakeana)

Pink trumpet tree: Non-native, deciduous (Tabebuia heterophylla)

April

North/Central

Rose: Non-native, evergreen (Rosa spp.)

Southern magnolia: Native, evergreen (Magnolia grandiflora)

Bottlebrush: Non-native, deciduous (Callistemon spp.)

Gardenia: Non-native, evergreen (Gardenia jasminoides)

Glossy abelia: Non-native, evergreen (Abelia x grandiflora)

Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow: Non-native, evergreen (Brunfelsia grandiflora)

South

Rose: Non-native, evergreen (Rosa spp.)

Jacaranda: Non-native, semi-deciduous (Jarcanda mimosifolia)

Oleander: Non-native, evergreen (Nerium oleander)

Hibiscus: Native and non-native, evergreen (Hibiscus spp.)

Chinese fringe bush: Non-native, evergreen (Loropetalum chinensis)

May

North/Central

Hibiscus: Native and non-native, evergreen (Hibiscus spp.)

Southern magnolia: Native, evergreen (Magnolia grandiflora)

Oleander: Non-native, evergreen (Nerium oleander)

Gardenia: Non-native, evergreen (Gardenia jasminoides)

African iris: Non-native, herbaceous (Dietes vegeta)

South

Hibiscus: Native and non-native, evergreen (Hibiscus spp.)

Bougainvillea: Non-native, evergreen (Bougainvillea spp.)

Royal poinciana: Non-native, semi-evergreen (Delonix regia)

Frangipani: Non-native, deciduous (Plumeria rubra)

Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow: Non-native, evergreen (Brunfelsia grandiflora)

June

North/Central Florida

Chastetree: Non-native, deciduous (Vitex agnus-castus)

Crapemyrtle: Non-native, deciduous (Lagerstrinenua spp.)

Ixora: Non-native, evergreen (Ixora coccinea)

Hibiscus: Native and non-native, evergreen (Hibiscus spp.)

Oakleaf hydrangea: Native, deciduous (Hydrangea quercifolia)

South

Angel's trumpet: Non-native, evergreen (Brugmansia spp.)

Jacaranda: Non-native, semi-deciduous (Jarcaranda mimosifolia)

Hibiscus: Native and non-native, evergreen (Hibiscus spp.)

Orange Geiger tree: Non-native, evergreen (Cordia sebestena)

Yellow poinciana: Non-native, semi-deciduous (Peltophorum pterocarpum)

July

North/Central

Firebush: Native, evergreen (Hamelia patens)

Crapemyrtle: Non-native, deciduous (Lagerstroemia spp.)

Hibiscus: Native and non-native, evergreen (Hibiscus spp.)

Southern magnolia: Native, evergreen (Magnolia grandiflora)

South

Bird of paradise: Non-native, evergreen (Strelitzia reginae)

Firebush: Native, evergreen (Hamelia patens)

Frangipani: Non-native, deciduous (Plumeria rubra)

Orange Geiger tree: Native, evergreen (Cordia sebestena)

Royal poinciana: Non-native, semi-evergreen (Delonix regia)

Wild olive: Native, evergreen (Cordia boissieri)

August

North/Central

Peregrina: Non-native, evergreen (Jatropha integerrima)

Thryallis: Non-native, evergreen (Galphimia gracilis)

Plumbago: Non-native, evergreen (Plumbago auriculata)

Swamp mallow: Native, deciduous (Hibiscus coccineus)

South

African tulip tree: Non-native, evergreen (Spathodea campanulata)

Desert cassia: Non-native, evergreen (Senna polyphylla)

Peregrina: Non-native, evergreen (Jatropha integerrima)

Purple glory tree: Non-native, evergreen (Tibouchina granulosa)

Ylang ylang tree: Non-native, evergreen (Cananga odorata)

September

North/Central

Thryallis: Non-native, evergreen (Galphimia gracilis)

Plumbago: Non-native, tender evergreen (Plumbago auriculata)

Buttonbush: Native, deciduous (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Firebush: Native, tender evergreen (Hamelia patens)

Turk's cap mallow: Non-native, tender evergreen (Malvaviscus arboreus)

South

Plumbago: Non-native, tender evergreen (Plumbago auriculata)

Buttonbush: Native, deciduous (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Firebush: Native, tender evergreen (Hamelia patens)

Turk's cap mallow: Non-native, tender evergreen (Malvaviscus arboreus)

Silk floss tree: Non-native, deciduous (Choridia speciosa)

Banana: Non-native, evergreen (Musa spp.)

October

North/Central

Sasanqua camellia: Non-native, evergreen (Camellia sasanqua)

Muhly grass: Native, semi-evergreen (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Rose: Non-native, evergreen (Rosa spp.)

Swamp sunflower: Native, evergreen (Helianthus angustfolius)

South

Dwarf poinciana: Non-native, evergreen (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

Silk floss tree: Non-native, deciduous (Choridia speciosa)

Beautyberry: (Fruiting, not flowering) native, deciduous (Callicarpa americana)

Swamp sunflower: Native, evergreen (Helianthus angustfolius)

November

North/Central

Beautyberry: (Fruiting, not flowering) native, deciduous (Callicarpa americana)

Sasanqua camellia: Non-native, evergreen (Camellia sasanqua)

Tea olive: Non-native, evergreen (Osmanthus fragrans)

Florida aster: Native, evergreen (Chrysopsis floridana)

South

Beautyberry: (Fruiting, not flowering) native, deciduous (Callicarpa americana)

Peregrina: Non-native, tender evergreen (Jatropha integerrima)

Ixora: Non-native, evergreen (Ixora coccinea)

December

North/Central

Beautyberry: (Fruiting, not flowering) native, deciduous (Callicarpa americana)

Camellia: Non-native, evergreen (Camellia japonica)

Sasanqua camellia: Non-native, evergreen (Camellia sasanqua)

Poinsettia: Non-native, tender evergreen (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Powderpuff: Non-native, tender evergreen (Calliandra haematocephala)

Tea olive: Non-native, evergreen (Osmanthus fragrans)

South

Beautyberry: (Fruiting, not flowering) native, deciduous (Callicarpa americana)

Pinkball tree: Non-native, evergreen (Dombeya wallichii)

Poinsettia: Non-native, tender evergreen (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Powderpuff: Non-native, tender evergreen (Calliandra haematocephala)

Orchid tree: Non-native, semi-deciduous (Bauhinia spp.)

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