The seacoast can be a pleasurable place to take a stroll, walking along the sandy beach. But, these areas an also be blustery with salt-laden winds, which people can find shelter from, but trees cannot. Trees grown in coastal areas must be able to tough it out or die. There are trees that can stand up to all the sea coast can throw at them and remain fresh and healthy-looking through it all.
Sea grape trees are native to tropical America and hardy in United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11. They can be grown as large bushy shrubs or trained to grow as single-trunked trees. Sea grape has green leaves with reddish veins and small white blossoms that appear in winter and spring followed purple fruit clusters. Trees can be used as specimen or ornamental shade trees.
Native to coastal ranges, and lower elevation areas, California laurel can grow in deep shade, and even become large enough to use as shade tree. Trees grow best in rich soil with regular water, but do tolerate a variety of conditions you may find in coastal regions. California laurel produces snow white flowers in spring or winter, and the foliage is a deep yellow-green. Trees thrive in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10, and trees are useful as screens, background plantings, and tall hedges.
Holly Oaks are evergreen trees native to the Mediterranean region. Tree leaves vary in shape and size, but are usually oval to lance-shaped with prickly or smooth edges. They will grow in constant sea wind and a variety of soil. Holly Oaks do produce flowers, but they are not significant. They thrive in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10 and make good lawn or street tree.
Rusty-leaf figs are evergreen trees native to Australia. They are multi-trunked trees with dense foliage and inconspicuous summer blooms. Leaves are oval-shaped, deep green on top and a rusty-color underneath. Trees grow in full sun to partial shade and most soil and may develop hanging aerial roots, which is common in figs that grow tropical environments. Rusty-leaf figs are hardy in USDA zones 10 through 11.
If you live in a coastal region, you still have a variety of choices in lovely trees that can add beauty to your landscape while standing up to the salty sea air. If you'd more information about trees that grow in your seacoast garden, soil and hardiness zone, contact a local tree service like Troyer Tree Service Inc for assistance.
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