24 Plants That Are Shore Things

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 a fine mist of salt-laden water, and 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

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Christmas Bush
Zones: 7 – 9

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Allgold Broom
Zones: 6 – 9

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Pink Princess Escallonia
Zones: 7 – 9

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Blue Gem Westringia
Zones: 9 – 10

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Pink Rugosa Rose
Zones: 3 – 9

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Lindsayi Hebe
Zones: 7 – 11

Conifers

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Austrian Pine
Zones: 4 – 8

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Bosnian Pine
Zones: 4 – 8

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Blue Chip Juniper
Zones: 3 – 9

Grasses

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Blue Dune Lyme Grass
Zones: 4 – 9

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Northern Sea Oats
Zones: 4 – 9

Perennials

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Cotton Tail Thrift
Zones: 3 – 9

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Bells of Fire™ Esperanza
Zones: 9 – 11

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Blue Hobbit Dwarf Sea Holly
Zones: 4 – 11

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Sea Lavender
Zones: 10 – 11

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Rozanne Cranesbill
Zones: 4 – 10

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