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24 Different Plants That Are Shore Things

24 Different Plants That Are Shore Things

24 Different Plants That Are Shore Things
Landscape of various plants by the shore including Regal Mist Pink Muhly Grass, Cabaret Japanese Silver Grass, and conifers.

Despite milder winters, selecting plants for a coastal garden can be difficult. These exposed sites often bear the full brunt of weather, a near constant bath of fine mist of salt-laden water. They have soil that's usually sandy, free draining, and may have a high pH. No wonder plants struggle! Here are 25 choice plants that not only survive, but flourish in these challenging conditions. We've grouped them by type to make it easier to find what you're looking for. This is but a small selection of what you'll find at monrovia.com. (Note that some plants can tolerate direct ocean spray while others need some protection. Consult your local garden center for more information.)

Shrubs

christmascropped

Christmas Bush
Zones: 7 – 9

broomcropped

Allgold Broom
Zones: 6 – 9

westringeacropped

Blue Gem Westringia
Zones: 9 – 10

rugosacropped

Pink Rugosa Rose
Zones: 3 – 9

hebecropped

Lindsayi Hebe
Zones: 7 – 11

Conifers

austrianpinecropped

Austrian Pine
Zones: 4 – 8

bosnianpinecropped

Bosnian Pine
Zones: 4 – 8

bluechipjunipercropped

Blue Chip Juniper
Zones: 3 – 9

Grasses

Perennials

limoniumcropped

Sea Lavender
Zones: 10 – 11

rozannecropped

Rozanne Cranesbill
Zones: 4 – 10

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