Our selection of coastal hedging is well suited to exposed, seaside regions where the air is rich in salt.
Coastal hedging plants are more capable of withstanding the harsh conditions associated with maritime locations, such as strong, drying winds and salt sprays, than other, less resilient varieties. Our range of hedging plants for coastal gardens have been carefully selected, not only for their ability to tolerate extreme weather and climates, but because their hardy nature allows them to thrive in these tough situations, providing you with a wonderfully robust, attractive coastal hedge.
As well as the challenging conditions faced due to the exposure in coastal areas, the soil in these positions can also cause some challenges. Our coastal hedge plants can handle shallow, dry soils that are often covered with shale and rocks.
If you approach a coastal garden in the same way as an inland or sheltered garden, the chances are that your plants will not survive. This is because coastal hedge plants often have specific characteristics that allow them to flourish, even in the most inhospitable conditions. These features can include tough leathery leaves, a waxy layer or a slightly hairy foliage, which offer protection from salt damage and reduce moisture loss.
Another benefit of choosing from our range of coastal hedging plants is that you can provide protection for other plants that are much more delicate. A coastal hedge will reduce the impacts of strong winds on other, smaller shrubs or plants, giving them a fighting chance to grow, whilst providing interesting seasonal interest of its own.