Every garden has room for at least one large shade tree. Hundreds of species of native and exotic canopy trees over 30 feet tall can grow in Florida. Woody, perennial trees typically grow a single erect, straight trunk like a pine tree.
Trees develop a crown of foliage. As they grow, trees shade out their lower leaves and branches. In time, trees stop growing leaves in their own shade. Lower branches are shed as upper branches spread into a shady canopy. Canopy trees include conifers and evergreen or deciduous broadleaf trees.