Growing tropicals in Jacksonville FL
I want to landscape my yard tropical. I already have
-3 pineapple palms
-3 pygmy-date palms
-6 smaller crotons (planted around a large palm)
-2 Hawaiian Ti Trees
-Russellia (firecracker plant)
I have been thinking of adding the Crown of Thorns and also some agaves in the backyard. How do these look through the year?
Also Bird of Paradise or Banana Poquito has been a thought. But around here it looks like many get burnt up by the sun and also freeze damage in the winters. Do they come back fairly quickly for the summer? I already have half of my yard with ornamental grasses looking shabby half of the year.