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Shrubs for seaside areas

ARBUTUS - CYTISUS
ELAEAGNUS - GENISTA
HEBE - ROSMARINUS
SANTOLINA - YUCCA

Here's a list of some shrubs which grow well in coastal and seaside areas - the list is not exhaustive and any suggestions of further suitable shrubs will be welcome.

*: E = evergreen

Figures in brackets indicate the approximate height in feet usually attained after 10 years under average conditions.


ELAEAGNUS
EBBINGEI (8)  E  A very hardy evergreen, fragrant flowers in autumn
- LIMELIGHT (6)  E  Silver-grey & gold variegated foliage
PUNGENS MACULATA (6)  E  Green leaves splashed with yellow
 
ESCALLONIA
APPLE BLOSSOM (5)  E  Pink & white flowers from Jun-Sept C.F.
BALL (8)  E  Upright growth, scarlet flowers in summer
DONARD SEEDLING (6)  E  Pale pink flowers, loose arching habit
DONARD RADIANCE (6)  E  Large soft rose red flowers
MACRANTHA (9)  E  Rose crimson flowers, glossy foliage
PRIDE OF DONARD (5)  E  Brilliant rose-pink flowers throughout summer
RED DREAM  E  Compact form with red flowers
 
EUONYMUS (SPINDLE TREE) Harmful if eaten
ALATUS (5)   Corky wings along branches, brilliant autumn colour
EUROPAEUS RED CASCADE (7)   Good autumn colour, rosy-red fruit.
FORT' BLONDY  E  Dark green foliage with a golden central splash
- EMERALD'N'GOLD (2)  E  Yellow & green variegated foliage.
- EMERALD GAIETY (2)  E  Green & silver variegated foliage.
- HARLEQUIN (2)  E  White and green variegated foliage
- MICRO' VARIEGATUS (2)  E  Green & white variegated foliage.
GENERAL GAULTHIER (3)  E  Large, silver variegated foliage
JAPONICUS OVATUS AUREUS (6)  E  Green foliage with yellow border
RADICANS SILVER QUEEN (3)  E  Large silver variegated foliage.
 
Fuchsia
magellanica (10)   Red and purple flowers (other colours in varieties), June to October.
Riccartonii (6)   Red and purple flowers from June to October.
 
GARRYA
ELLIPTICA (8)  E  Grey-green catkins from Jan-Mar
 
GENISTA
HISPANICA (2)   Yellow flowers from May-Jun.
LYDIA (2)   Arching sprays of yellow flowers from May-Jun.
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