Cold Protection and Chilling Damage of Landscape Plants
Florida homeowners enjoy a vast array of plants and often desire a tropical appearance to their landscapes. Tropical and subtropical plants can be used effectively in the landscape, but they must be protected or replaced when necessary. Homeowners can take steps to help acclimate plants to cold temperatures and to protect plants from temperature extremes. These steps range from selecting proper planting sites to altering cultural practices. Proper planning and care can make the difference between the life and death of landscape plants.