Beach Front Friendly Plants

30 Jul Beach Front Friendly Plants

The porous sandy soil and salt air can take a toll on your beach front landscape. Below is a list of some native and non-native species that survive in a sandy, ocean front environment.  Click here to learn more about planting beach front friendly plants.

 

Native Trees

  • American Holly – Ilex opaca
  • Beach Plum – Prunus maritiniana
  • Eastern Red Cedar – Juniperus virginiana

 

Native Woody Shrubs

  • Blueberry – Vaccinum species
  • Choke Cherry – Aronia species
  • Coast Leucothoe – Leucothoe axillaris
  • Common Bayberry – Myrica pensylvanica
  • Rugosa Rose – Rosa rugosa
  • Sheep Laurel – Kalmia angustifolia
  • Swamp Shad Bush – Amelanchier canadensis

 

 

Non-Native Trees

  • Japanese Black Pine – Pinus thunbergi
  • Norway Spruce – Picea abies
  • Southern Magnolia – Magnolia grandiflora
  • Sycamore Maple – Acer pseudoplantanus

 

  Non-Native Shrubs

  • Baryberry – Myrica
  • Cinquefoil – Potenilla
  • Hydrangea
  • Juniper – Juniperus
  • Spirea – Spiracae
  • Viburnum
  • Yew – Taxus

 

Annuals

  • AnnualPhlox
  • Dwarf Marigold
  • Euphorbia
  • Geranium
  • Lantana
  • Petunia
  • Portulaca
  • Sweet Potato Vine
  • Verbena

 

Perennials

  • Artemisia
  • Blanket Flower
  • Bulbs
  • Candytuft
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Coneflower
  • Daylily
  • Gaillardia
  • Grasses
  • Lavender
  • Periwinkle
  • Red Hot Poker
  • Rudbeckia
  • Sedum
  • Veronica
  • Yarrow

 

If you need further assistance in choosing beach front friendly plants for your landscape, give us a call – 609-641-0648.  We have over 60 years of landscaping experience at the Jersey shore. We know what works and what doesn’t. We’ll be happy to help guide you in your selections.

A list of New Jersey native pinelands plants can be found here.  If you have property that is not next to or near the ocean front, some of these species may work in your landscape.

For more information on native plants contact The Pinelands Commission.