Gardening Information Guides

Plants for Coastal Areas


The following plants can produce good hedges in their own right or as creative mixtures:

Carpinus betulus
Hornbeam – Deciduous

Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn – Deciduous

Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey cypress – Evergreen

Elaeagnus x ebbingei

Euonymus japonicus
Japanese spindle – Evergreen

Griselinia littoralis
Kapuka or New Zealand broadleaf – Evergreen

Laurus nobilis
Bay laurel – Evergreen

Olearia x haastii
Daisy bush – Evergreen

Prunus spinosa
Blackthorn – Deciduous

Rosa rugosa
Ramanas rose – Deciduous

Thuja plicata
Western red cedar – Evergreen


The following trees are tolerant of full sea wind exposure:

Acer pseudoplatanus
Sycamore – Deciduous
Up to 40 metres and 20 metres wide

Alnus glutinosa
Common alder – Deciduous
30m high 10m wide

Carpinus betulus
Hornbeam – Deciduous
20m high 8m wide

Crataegus monogyna
Common hawthorn – Deciduous
10m high 5m wide

Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey cypress – Evergreen
40m high 2.5m wide

Pinus pinaster
Maritime pine – Evergreen
20m high 1.2m wide

Pinus radiate
Monterey pine – Evergreen
30m high 8m wide

Populus alba
White poplar – Deciduous
35m high 20m wide

Quercus cerris
Turkey oak – Deciduous
30m high 15m wide

Salix alba
White willow – Deciduous
25m high 15m wide

Thuja plicata
Western red cedar – Evergreen
15m high 5m wide

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