Some however (like the ones listed below) will take everything in their stride and thrive. Trachelospermum jasminoides AGM (e) Lychnis chaledonica AGM, L. coronaria, L. viscaria Sambucus nigra (n), S. racemosa (n) Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary). Prunus spinosa (n) Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM Trees for coastal areas. Tulipa species How to Grow in Coastal Environments. Ceratostigma willmottianum [Forest Blue] = 'Lice' AGM A plant’s Latin name can also give clues to its coastal origins, for example if the name contains ‘maritima’ or ‘littoralis’ (meaning ‘of the shore’). Viburnum × bodnantense cultivars, V. davidii (e), Azara microphylla AGM Sophora Sun King = 'Hilsop' AGM (e) Cistus including C. creticus, C. × cyprius AGM, C. dansereaui 'Decumbens' AGM (e) all Against a backdrop of the sea, coastal gardens are stunning. Populus alba (white poplar) (n), P. tremula (common aspen) Santolina chamaecyparissus (e), S. pinnata (e), S. rosmarinifolia (e) Planting Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' AGM Laurus nobilis (bay) (e) Parthenocissus quinquefolia AGM (Virginia creeper) Sorbus aria (whitebeam) (n), S. aucuparia (rowan) (n) Muehlenbeckia complexa Crataegus laevigata (hawthorn) Select from cherry, apple, pear and plum bare-root trees. Rosmarinus officinalis (e) Saxifraga (n) There are thousands of different shrubs a gardener can choose from. Enjoy beautiful deep-pink, nectar-rich flowers in spring and yellow foliage in autumn. Lonicera nitida, L. pileata (e) Very quick to cover any wall, fence or climb up a tree, it is also grows well near the sea. Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' Ceanothus including C. × delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles AGM, C. × pallidus 'Perle Rose' AGM, It has a propensity to self-seed, but when grown in a loose soil the seedlings are easy to pull up. Teucrium fruticans (e), T × lucidrys (e) Pyracantha (n) Helianthemum cultivars AGM - The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Small fl owers are sweetly fragrant. repens AGM (e) Eccremocarpus scaber (Chilean glory flower)  Once a barrier has been established, it may be possible to grow quite a wide range of coastal-tolerant plants. Agapanthus Ozothamnus ledifolius, O. rosmarinifolius (e)  Sea campion, Silene uniflora, is a coastal native with charming white flowers and a low-growing habit. The range includes mature, high quality shrubs, trees, perennials, coastal plants, hedging plants, seasonal bedding plants, exotic, rare and unusual plants like … Sea coast gardening is challenging enough in full sun, but choosing wind- and salt-tolerant plants for the shade can be downright daunting. While many consider red valerian a bit of a nuisance, it’s a brilliant plant for wildlife that thrives in coastal locations. Erodium Fine-leaved low-growing evergreen shrub that will blend happily in your native or coastal garden. Often spotted growing naturally by the coast, mallows like this common mallow (Malva sylvestris) have lovely pink-purple flowers that are popular with pollinating insects. Euphorbia characias AGM, E. griffithii Eupatorium ligustrinum) (e) For a larger range of suitable plants see RHS Find a Plant. Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' (e) (m) Enjoy double the fruits on one tree, with a selection of grated duo fruit trees, ideal for smaller gardens. White & pink flowers in summer Trees: Scot’s pine, hawthorn, holm oak, hornbeam, alder, Shrubs: sea buckthorn, berberis, elder, phlomis, privet-leaved ageratina, Perennials: erigeron, limonium, nepeta, agapanthus, libertia, pennisetum, Exclusive offer from gardnersworld.com shopping deals. Potentilla fruticosa In coastal gardens, there are usually little to no layers of fertile soil for plants to grow into. Eryngium variifolium. Passiflora caerulea AGM Silene uniflora Spartium junceum Quercus cerris (Turkey oak), Q. ilex AGM (holm oak) (e), Q. petraea (sessile oak), Q. robur (common oak) cupaniana AGM sy to grow in well-drained soil, like my … Salix alba (n), S. caprea (n) Dichroa febrifugia (m) Corokia cotoneaster (e) , C. virgata cultivars (e) The pink flowers resemble those of chives and appear in the summer months. Coastal hedging plants are more capable of withstanding the harsh conditions associated with maritime locations, such as strong, drying winds and salt sprays, than other, less resilient varieties. Leucanthemum 222879/SC038262. Cupressus macrocarpa (e) (v) Hibiscus syriacus Olearia × haastii (e)  Hemerocallis Eight combinations of grasses and flowers. Sedum spectabile AGM), H. telephium (syn. Allium With narrow, silvery leaves and striking orange berries in autumn, remaining all winter, it has a long season of interest. Acer pseudoplatanus (n) Fraxinus angustifolia, F. excelsior If you’re short of inspiration, Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage in Dungeness, Kent, is a shining example of what can be achieved in a coastal garden. Little starry shades-of-pink flowers are a... Convolvulus - ground morning glory Sophora molloyi 'Dragons Gold' (e) Here are some tips for dealing with salt on plants in coastal climates: Choose Salt-Tolerant Plants: Pick plant species that are less susceptible to salt damage. Coastal Hedge Plants. Betula pendula Plants in coastal gardens often face their own set of challenges. A woody Mediterranean herb is perfect for a seaside spot, and this one is... 3. Mulching with shingle, flint, grit or gravel will provide sharp drainage while conserving moisture at the roots and aid the cultivation of an even wider range of plants. Echium vulgare. Aster novi-belgii)  Shrub roses including Rosa [Harlow Carr] = 'Aushouse', R. [Hyde Hall] = 'Ausbosky', Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's tongue fern) Coastal garden plants Here we recommend plants for coastal gardens subject to strong, salt-laden winds and exposed gardens high above sea level with little in the way of protection. Stachys byzantine the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9. Pittosporum tobira. The third sub-category of coastal plant are those that grow in areas close to the coast, but not actually close enough to ever get wet. Providing windbreaks in the form of hedges or netting will widen the range of plants that can be grown. Limonium platyphyllum Scrophularia auriculata Buddleja davidii, B. globosa AGM It is grown for its loose clumps of shiny leaves that develop a rich orange and red coloration throughout summer, making it especially striking in winter. Castanea sativa Eryngiums are a great additions to wildlife-friendly coastal gardens – the architectural flowers are covered in pollinating insects from mid- to late-summer. This tall plant has lovely upright spikes of tiny purple flowers, often with bright stamen. Jasminum beesianum, J. officinale 'Argenteovariegatum' AGM (v) Veronica longifolia, V. spicata, Join Iris germanica AGM, I. unguicularis AGM Inkberry Bush (Ilex glabra 'Densa') Inkberry also is native to eastern North America, where it’s … If you’re ever unsure about what to plant, go for native species that are adapted to growing by the coast and will be able to handle whatever the weather throws at them. Hypericum olympicum AGM The leaves are silvery and shiny. Elaeagnus × ebbingei AGM, E. pungens (e) alpina AGM, E. lusitanica AGM (e), E. × veitchii 'Exeter' AGM (e) all Great for a spot with well-drained soil in full sun. Grevillea 'Canberra Gem' AGM (e), G. rosmarinifolia AGM (e) Syringa vulgaris, Berberis (n) Our selection of coastal hedging is well suited to exposed, seaside regions where the air is rich in salt. Trees This familiar tree, one of the most prized conifers in the eastern U.S., grows to 40 feet or taller in sheltered areas but remains … My Top 10 Coastal Plants 1. Pinus sylvestris AGM (Scots pine) C. 'Autumnal Blue' AGM (e), C. thrysiflorus var. Olearia macrodonta is a good choice for coastal gardens. Hydrangea anomala subsp. The salt that the sea wind brings with it also means the trees are prone to dry out more quickly. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. They make fabulous flowers for dried arrangements, too. From the team at Gardeners' World Magazine. Forsythia It will grow in almost any soil, but is particularly tolerant of very sandy, dry conditions. Genista aetnensis AGM Rhodanthemum hosmariense (m) Cestrum elegans (e), C. 'Newellii' AGM (e), C. parqui AGM (m) *Minimum spend £20. The pohutukawa, with its deep crimson flowers in December, would be New Zealand’s best known coastal plant. Crocus (some) Alnus glutinosa (common alder) (n) It can also be cut back to get a second flush of flowers. Prostanthera cuneata AGM (e), P. 'Poorinda Ballerina' (e) Cynara Coasts we're working on Find out about Plantlife's conservation work on the UK's coasts. Join the RHS today and support our charitable work, Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully, For the latest on RHS Shows in 2020 and 2021, read more, RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens, Free entry to RHS members at selected times », Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops, Our Garden Centres and online shops are packed with unique and thoughtful gifts and decorations to make your Christmas sparkle, General enquiries Lavandula including L. angustifolia 'Hidcote' AGM (e) Hot-toned kniphofias look especially good when grown alongside contrasting colours, like the steely blues and indigos of these eryngiums, echinops and perovskia. Grasses by the coast are a natural choice and this very beautiful evergreen pheasant grass (previously called Stipa arundinacea) is a favourite. Watsonia (m), Achillea (e) evergreen Gardening by the sea? Echinops Hebe (e) Echium vulgare (viper’s bugloss) This tall plant has lovely upright spikes of tiny purple flowers, often … Leptospermum 'Silver Sheen' AGM (e), L. scoparium 'Red Damask' AGM (e) Halimium (e) Jacobaea maritima (Senecio cineraria) There are continuous sprays of salt, the plants have to deal with direct exposure to sunlight and coastal towns are generally significantly windier than areas inland. Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst'  Griselinia littoralis AGM (e) Sedum telephium) Phormium tenax (e) Get a pet portrait photography session for just £25! Centranthus ruber  macrantha (e) all By Tony Baker. It blooms in a range of shades from white and magenta to yellow, orange, and red. Alcea rosea Ilex × altaclerensis, I. aquifolium (e) RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team. Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' AGM, E. rubra 'Crimson Spire' AGM, E. rubra var. These are part of the Agave family and super ea. Acca sellowiana (pineapple guava) (m) Baccharis patagonica (n) Phillyrea latifolia (e) gracilis 'Versicolor' AGM (v), F. 'Mrs Popple' AGM Syringa × laciniata, S. meyeri 'Palibin' AGM, S. 'Red Pixie' Kniphofia Ribes odoratum, R. sanguineum Romneya coulteri AGM Plants adapted to growing in coastal conditions often have tough, leathery or hairy leaves which protect the plant from salt damage and reduce moisture loss. Sea thrift is a tough perennial that can be found growing on the most exposed sea cliffs and shores. These perennials resist deer and tolerate wind and salt spray, making them ideal for exposed coastal gardens. Image: RHS/Graham Titchmarsh, RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected One day they can be buffeted by a salt-laden wind and the next baked by a hot seaside sun. lineamaculatum 'Ken Aslet' AGM, Alchemilla conjuncta, A. erythropoda AGM Trevena Cross is a unique garden centre growing more than 90% of the plants it sells, on site in West Cornwall. Most shade plants didn’t evolve in unprotected, windy zones – they are used to the shelter of trees. Helianthemum (e) Tamarix tetrandra, Argyrocytisus battandieri (pineapple broom) Gladiolus communis subsp. Aster novae-angliae), S. novi-belgii (syn. Anthemis punctata subsp. (v) variegated foliage Dianthus byzantinus AGM Discover some of the best plants suited to growing by the coast, below. Dianthus alpinus cultivars Lavatera × clementii, L. maritima AGM, L. olbia Dregea sinensis Hylotelephium spectabile AGM (syn. 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