What kinds of plants would thrive in a beach setting that receives a lot of salty spray from the ocean?
We have a condo on the beach and would like to do some landscaping. When it's windy, the area gets a lot of salt spray from the ocean. What plants would stand up to these harsh conditions?
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Many plants are sensitive to salt, either from seaside spray or from roadside ice melt. But fortunately for you, a wide array of plants is adapted to salt spray. Select some from the following list for your landscaping project.

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Zones

Aleppo pine
Black locust
Bougainvillea
Cabbage tree
Chinese jujube
Fan palm
Groundsel bush
Japanese black pine
Japanese privet
Natal plum
New Zealand tea tree
Norfolk Island pine
Oleander
Pampas grass
Rose of Sharon
Rosemary
Russian olive
Scarlet firethorn
Sea thrift
Siberian peashrub
Southern live oak
Strawberry tree
Tamarisk
Trailing ice plant
Weeping bottlebrush
White poplar

Pinus halepensis
Robinia pseudoacacia
Bougainvillea glabra
Cordyline australis
Ziziphus jujuba
Chamaerops humilis
Baccharis halimifolia
Pinus thunbergii
Ligustrum japonicum
Carissa macrocarpa
Leptospermum scoparium
Araucaria heterophylla
Nerium oleander
Cortaderia selloana
Hibiscus syriacus
Rosmarinus officinalis
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Pyracantha coccinea
Armeria maritima
Caragana arborescens
Quercus virginiana
Arbutus unedo
Tamarix ramosissima
Lampranthus spectabilis
Callistemon viminalis
Populus alba

8-10
4-8(9)
9-10
9-10
6-9
9-10
5-9
5-8
7-10
10-11
9-10
10-11
8-10
8-10
5-8(9)
(6)7-9
2-7
6-9
3-9
2-7
(7)8-10
7-9
3(4)-8
9-10
8-10
3-10

Answered by BHGgardenEditors