Welcome to
Canterbury Farms Nursery!

We are located only 3 miles 
West of Suncoast Parkway
in Hudson

14220 Thornwood Trail,
Hudson, FL

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Please use our main entrance
on 14607 Hays Road when coming to visit

(727) 857-0242
fax: 727-857-1952

Hours of operation:
Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm‎
Saturday: 7am-3pm
closed on Sundays

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& American Express accepted

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How To Take Care of New Tree or Landscape

Landscape shrubs & palms: Water for 20-30 minutes every day for the first 30 days.
After first 30 days, cut back to 30 minutes per day 2 times a week for next 2 weeks.
From there on out, watering once or twice (*depending on season) a week for 30 minutes is recommended.

Trees: Water for 20-30 minutes every day for the first 45 days. After first 45 days, cut back to 30 minutes per day 2 x a week for next 2 weeks.
From there on out, watering twice (*depending on the season) a week for 30 minutes is recommended for the next full year.

Very important and keep in mind… it can take newly planted landscape (especially trees) approximately one year to completely acclimate itself. Therefore, it is vital that you keep up with above suggested watering instructions. We also recommend that you water in the evening hours/sunset in order for the roots to soak up the water vs it evaporating which occurs in daylight.


We recommend fertilizing your plants, trees and palms 3 x a year (spring, summer & early fall) with a fast release, high nitrogen fertilizer. Do not fertilize in the winter as that promotes new growth and that new growth could potentially freeze should a cold front come through.

*Seasonal factors to consider:

Summer: If we are in the full swing of the summer time rains, watering can be cut back if rain is consistent. Use your discretion.
Winter: Many tree varieties go dormant (lose all their leaves) in the winter months and that does not mean you can stop watering them especially if it’s been planted within a year’s time frame. Lack of watering will cause it to die!
Spring: Dormant trees will begin to flush new foliage and growth in mid to late spring. If your tree does not show signs of new leaves and foliage, this may be signs of a tree in distress or dead due to the lack of watering. Watering is a must even in the winter!!

How To Fertilize

How to apply all purpose fast release fertilizer (12-6-8):

Individual plant:

Scatter one heaping tablespoon around circumference of plant.

Larger tree or Palm:

Scatter one level measuring cup around curcumference of plant.
Repeat fertilization 3 times a year except in winter months (November-February)

How to properly apply fruit tree and fruit bearing plant fertilizer (8-3-9):

Once a month scatter one level table spoon per foot of tree height, except in winter months (November-February)



Prices are good through September 30, 2015, or while supplies last;
Please call to confirm availability: 727-857-0242

Beautiful Accent Trees
In stock and ready!

  • Crape Myrtle
  • Hollies
    (Eagleston, Dahoon & East Palatka)
  • Ligustrum
    (Green & Variegated)
  • Weeping Bottlebrush


Hedge Plant Special:

ONLY $5.75 each (reg. $7.50) 3 Gal.

  • Eleagnus/Silverthorn
  • Ligustrum-Jack Frost
  • Ligustrum- Recurve
  • Ligustrum- Variegated
  • Podocarpus
  • Viburnum- Odoratissimum
  • Viburnum- Suspensum

Ready, Beautiful & on Special: CORDYLINES! 

3 Gal $7.50 each
(Reg. $9.50)

Varieties Include:

  • Black Magic
  • Maria
  • Florida
  • Red Sensation
  • Red Sister
  • Xeros

(New shipment of B & B  Sylvester Palms!)

We will be closed Monday, September 7th, in observance on Labor Day

Featured Plant
of the Month:  

Indian Hawthorn


Widely used low growing mound-shaped evergreen shrub. It is incredibly low maintenance!



Yields white blooms in Spring and Fall.

Indian Hawthorn is heat tolerant, cold tolerant and drought tolerant. Prefers full sun.




Welcome to Canterbury Farms!
How to check for Spider Mites

Many times plants in the juniper, cedar and cypress families get affected by spider mites.  This causes the foliage to brown out, dry out and eventually kill that foliage and the entire plant if not caught in time.  A simple test to find out if your plants are affected by mites is the following.  Take a white sheet of paper and put it up against the plant about midway up.  Shake the plant.  If dots appear on the paper, rub and press on them and see if you see red. If red appears, your plant is affected by spider mites. 


A good cure for spider mites is a Miticide or Neem Oil.  Apply per directions, but you’ll get best results if after initial treatment you then reapply 7 days later to kill off any hatched eggs in that 7 day time frame.  Applying a Miticide or Neem Oil 3 times a year (Spring, Summer and Fall) is a GREAT preventative measure even if you don’t have spider mites.

To learn more about Neem Oil click here.  

August Gardening Tip: Time to Deadhead

Time to deadhead!  Deadheading is the removal of dead or spent flowers to either encourage more flowering or to improve the general appearance of the plant.  This can be accomplished by pruning the spent flowers or by pinching them off with your fingers.  Plants that benefit from deadheading include: Gardenia, Knock Out Rose, Drift Rose, Hibiscus and perennials.


As we recently experienced, the rainy season is here and in full force!

Although rain offers great benefits in its vital nutrients (high nitrogen) that “green up” our plants and landscape some draw backs do present themselves also. Along with the heavy rains come the potential rise in insects, fungus, scale and mites on plants and landscape.

However, these ailments can be easily prevented or controlled by a product called “Triple  Action/Neem Oil.”

It’s an incredibly safe (can use on herbs, fruits and vegetables too) product that controls fungal diseases including black spot, mildews, rusts, and scab. It also kills mites, insects, whiteflies, aphids and scales. It as an incredible “cure all” for most common plant ailments and they will start to surface in the hotter, wetter and more humid summer months.

Don’t let your landscape be the breeding ground of such pests and fungus, take action with Triple Action/Neem Oil combo in
stock now for only $19.99 1 pt. size (yields 8 gallons when mixed with water.)

To learn more about Triple Action/Neem Oil click here

How to apply all-purpose fast release fertilizer (12-6-8)

Individual plant:

Scatter one heaping tablespoon around circumference of plant.

Larger tree or Palm:

Scatter one level measuring cup around circumference of plant.
Repeat fertilization 3 times a year except in winter months (November-February)


We proudly serve retail nurseries, landscapers, lawn care companies,
wholesale plant brokers and the general public.




Indian Hawthorn Trees
(if mild winter)
Azaleas, Indian Hawthorn bushes, Walter's Vibernum
Oleander, Indian Hawthorn Trees, Bottlebrush, Hibiscus,
Confederate Jasmine, Lantana
Crape Myrtles & Gardenia
Magnolias, Oleander, Crape Myrtles & Lantana
Magnolias, Crape Myrtles, Ruella, Ixoras & Plumbago
Ixoras, Lantana, Blue Daze, & Hibiscus.
Ixoras, Lantana, Blue Daze, Hibiscus
Lantana, Indian Hawthorn Shrubs, Muhly grass, Red Fountain grass
Bottlebrush, Loropetalum bushes and trees, Carolina Jasmine
Camellias, Star Jasmine