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Ornamental Production

The nursery industry in Miami-Dade County is large and diverse. There are more than 1,500 nurseries in the county, and they produce everything from bedding plants to tropical foliage to tender perennials. We are the #1 county in Florida for ornamentals production and #2 in the country.

Our plants go to nurseries and garden centers all over the southern and eastern U.S. A surprisingly large number of our palms and other tropicals end up in malls and office buildings all over the U.S., and in Canada and Europe.

Field-grown palm and shade tree production is concentrated on the marl soils in eastern Miami-Dade. Large shrubs are also produced, often inter-planted with palms and trees.

Container-grown palms, trees, shrubs, and tender perennials treated as shrubs are produced in The Redland Agricultural District on rockland, often with tropical fruit and tropical vegetable crops as neighbors.

Walk-in diagnostic and plant identification services are available at the office, phone consultations and site visits can also be arranged. 

Production Updates/News

Information for Commercial Growers

Contact the Agent

E. Vanessa Campoverde, M.S.
Extension Agent II
Commercial Ag/Ornamentals 
evcampoverde@ufl.edu

Office Address
18710 SW 288 St.
Homestead, FL 33030
Phone: (305) 248-3311 x241
Fax:  (305) 246-2932

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

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