Some plants are better adapted at thriving in seaside conditions, coping with high salt levels, strong drying winds and poor soils.
The plants that thrive in coastal areas have adapted to conserving water, often by succulence of leaf or stem. Alternatively they can also protect against water loss by tough waxy or hairy leaves.
When planning a garden near coastal areas there are some great plant species that will thrive in this environment. Shrubs and trees can be used to act as protection for other plants, creating microclimates where other non-coastal plants can thrive.
Plants for seaside areas