Plants for coastal areas

Get coastal salt tolerant plants

What plants for planting at coastal, salt-laden areas?

The first thing to do is plant some windbreaks to slow that fierce wind down.
It’s better if you can filter the wind with hedging or netting rather than have a solid wall, which causes a lot of wind turbulence and damage on the leeward side.
A windbreak that filters the air will reduce the wind speed on its leeward side for a distance of about ten times its height.

Very large coastal windbreak plants:

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  • Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) has a height of 30 metres and spread of 7 metres.
  • Broad-Leaved Cockspur Thorn and it’s varieties (ie Crataegus x persimilis Prunifolia) has a height of about 8 metres and spread of 10 metres.
  • Common Elder (Alnus glutinosa) grows up to a height of 20 metres and a spread of 8 metres.
  • Holm Oak (Quercus ilex) has a height of 25 metres and spread of 20 metres.
  • Silver Poplar (Populus alba) has a height of 30 metres and spread of 25 metres. [1]

Medium sized coastal windbreak plants:

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  • Common Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) has a height and spread of about 6 metres.
  • Elaeagnus x ebbingei grows to about 4 metres high and wide.
  • Japanese Spindle (Euonymus japonicus) has a height of 4 metres and spread of 2 metres.
  • New Zealand Holly (Olearia macrodonta) has a height and spread of 5 metres.
  • Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa) has a height and spread of about 2 metres.
  • Tamarix tetrandra reaches a height and spread of 3 metres. [1]

Plants for a coastal position:

Once the windbreak is in place, quite a wide range of plants can be grown that are tolerant to coastal, salt laden air and here’s our range:

 

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