Plants for Coastal Areas

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

Plants for Coastal Areas

Carpinus betulus
Hornbeam – Deciduous
Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn – Deciduous
Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey cypress – Evergreen
Elaeagnus x ebbingei
Evergreen
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

Plants for Coastal Areas

Trees

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