Salt Wind resistant plants for sale
At our Chivenor Nurseries in North Devon we grow five different types of Escallonia
all of which make good strong evergreen hedges by the sea or inland.
There are other
evergreen plants available,
'Shrub List' for prices & pot size
For an individual quote and availability please phone 01271
815 269 or my mobile 07788 767 154
The Best one for a hedge on the beach, large bottle green leaves and
rose coloured flowers in June. Ideal for an evergreen hedge. 8
an evergreen fast growing tree (faster
than Leylandii !) and like Escallonia this plant can be cut back hard in the Spring
and will shoot out with many new branches, whatever the age of the plant.
Lavender Munsted Dwarf;
scented with dark lavender blue
flowers in June/July, can form a low hedge ( 45cm approx ). Evergreen. Cut back the
flowers after flowering.
Pittosporum tenuifolium; a large shrub or small
tree, evergreen and scented in April and can be cut hard in to any shape, it is fast
growing making a good hedge.
Palm trees Cordyline Australis; will grow right
on the beach in the teeth of the gales, some times sold as Torbay Palm. As
the leaves die off at the base so it forms a tree trunk and will get to a height of 3-4 m.
This is a classic hardy palm
tree with large hand shaped leaves and a fury trunk, its only fault is that it is
slow growing so the sooner you plant one the better. £6 to £45.00 each depending on pot
apart from its culinary uses, this is a very tough
plant and will grow any where buy the sea will make a good Hedge
Azalea luteum; This plant with its yellow scented flowers
in April and May will grow just back from the sea, as the worst of the gales are blowing
in January it has no leaves to scorch.
a great little deciduous
plant, it can be cut down hard every winter and will shoot up with blue flowers in late
Hebe Blue Gem; Hebes will all grow by the sea but blue gem
is the toughest of all and can cope with the windy and sometimes dry conditions.
Common Gorse - Ulex europaeus; Now here is a real vandal
proof tough plant to grow by the sea which can take over if you let it.
Most will grow by the sea, we offer three
varieties, see Shrub list.
Hydrangeas; all will grow well by the sea as they are mostly
Olearia macrodonta- Sea Holly; a good alternative to Escallonia
as a hedging evergreen plant on the coast.
Olearia traversii; will only grow on the beach and is a
real marine plant. It cannot cope with any frost and will die inland due to the cold.
Bottle brush plant. Here is another
deceptively hardy evergreen shrub which will grow in poor dry soil by the sea that is not
to say it does not thrive in deep rich loam inland, as with most plants it dose not want
to stand in water all day. See picture at the top of this page.
The yellow is Robinia 'frisia' plus the blue sky makes a great
Phormium tenax; New Zealand Flax - evergreen with long leaves
and even taller flowers 1.5 - 2m tall.
Phormium tenax Purpureum;
smaller than Phormium tanex with
reddish leaves 1m tall.
Cotton lavender, this is a tough plant
which spreads and can be cut hard it is 45cm tall by 1m across, yellow flowers in Summer
and will cope with drought.
hedging plant as an alternative to
Escallonia for coastal areas it is evergreen and can be trimmed it likes a good soil, so
feed once a year.
Of course there are other plants that will grow by the sea, not
least herbaceous which die down in winter missing the winter gales, but these are the ones
I am offering as worthy of a space in your garden. Yes, a particular plant might well grow
by the sea but if the flowers are poor and the foliage is dull what's the point?