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Native Plants

Native plants are plants that have existed for many years and that occur naturally in our local landscape. Native plants can be trees, flowers, grasses, shrubs, and small bedding plants. Today we are going to talk about the types of native plants in New Orleans and the advantages of using Louisiana native plants.

The positive advantages to native plants are that they are already acclimated to our climate and require minimal maintenance. They do not usually require fertilizer (though fertilizer can always help) and pesticides. Additionally, native plants provide food and nectar for the local wildlife.

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When planting native plants, you can plant them in any style that you desire as long as it suits their basic needs. However, we recommend planting native plants in a freer, relaxed style into the landscape as opposed to a formal, straight cut hedging. You will also want to keep the architectural style of your home in mind.

Another advantage of native plants is that they are usually water efficient and drought tolerant but also forgiving of our heavy rains. If you like low-maintenance, native plants are what you want.

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Though not a comprehensive list, here is a list of some of our favorite Native Plants for our Southeast Louisiana area that we sell:

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  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Skullcap
  • Bridalwreath spirea
  • Confederate Jasmine
  • Periwinkle
  • Vitex (Chaste tree)
  • Wisteria
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  • Lemon Beebalm
  • Oleander
  • Passion Flower
  • Fountaingrass
  • Plumbago
  • Portulaca
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  • Sunflower
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Oakleaf hydrangea
  • Golden raintree
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Lantana
  • Chinese privet
  • Sweetbay Magnolia
  • Southern Magnolia
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  • Tickseed (Coreopsis)
  • Cosmos
  • Crinum Lily
  • Papyrus
  • Holly fern
  • Persimmon
  • Coneflower
  • Gladiolus
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  • Southern Sugar Maple
  • Red Maple
  • Silver Maple
  • Sugar Maple
  • Yarrow
  • Maidenhair fern
  • Milkweed
  • Crossvine
  • Canna Lily
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  • Rosemallow Hibiscus
  • Yucca
  • Sago Palm
  • Horsetail Reed
  • Fatsia
  • Spider Lily
  • Yellow Anise
  • Banana shrub
  • Okra

We hope this has inspired you to plant some Louisiana native plants in your New Orleans garden. As a garden center, we buy local and pass the local advantage on to our customers! Check out native plants in our garden center located at 9401 Airline Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70118. You can always call us at (504) 488-8887 to check our stock of a plant that you have your eye on!