Coastal and Windswept Locations – Coastal Plants

Coastal and Windswept Locations – Coastal Plants
Coastal plants will thrive in windy and exposed positions often where they are subjected to salt sprays as well as gales. This list of coastal plants is selected for its hardiness in tough conditions. However some of these coastal plants may need a windbreak or some sort of shelter to get started at least in the initial years and only a very few of them can be expected to grow unprotected on the very edge of a cliff.
This is our recommended selection for coastal areas, full plant list can be found by using the a-z on the right hand menu or using the keyword search top right, if you need something specific.

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AGAVE americana

AGAVE americana

Century plant, Pulque

large architectural grey leaves with spines, suitable for sheltered hot dry sunny locations

 
Small
£25.00 each 
Availability yet to be determined
We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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Large
£60.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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AGAVE americana 'Variegata'

AGAVE americana 'Variegata'

Century plant, Pulque

 
Small
£30.00 each 
Large
£60.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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ANTHEMIS cupaniana

ANTHEMIS cupaniana

White daisy

white daisy flowers, grey ferny foliage

 
MULTIBUY
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
Available Early Spring 2023
Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'

ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'

Sea pink, Thrift

deep pink

 
MULTIBUY
individually £11.50 each , 3+ £9.00 each 
Available Early Spring 2023
Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle'

ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle'

Mugwort, Wormwort

very dainty silver grey foliage

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'

ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'

striking silver, sword-like foliage, an excellent architectural plant for a patio tub or to lighten a dull corner

 
Large
£25.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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Extra large
£35.00  
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BALLOTA pseudodictamnus

BALLOTA pseudodictamnus

False dittany, Shrubby horehound

grey-green foliage, pink flowers

 
MULTIBUY
individually £13.00 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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BERBERIS thunbergii atropurpurea

BERBERIS thunbergii atropurpurea

Japanese barberry, Purple-leafed barberry

best purple foliage berberis

 
MULTIBUY Any 10+ £11.00 each
£14.50 each 
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BUDDLEJA globosa

BUDDLEJA globosa

Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Orange ball tree

orange ball Buddleja

 
£17.50 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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BUDDLEJA 'Lochinch'

BUDDLEJA 'Lochinch'

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

mauve blue

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
BUPLEURUM fruticosum

BUPLEURUM fruticosum

Shrubby hare's ear, Thorow wax

excellent evergreen for coastal situations. Sea green foliage and yellow flowers. Difficult to propagate

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

CEANOTHUS arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

Catalina ceanothus, Catalina mountain lilac

largest blue

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus var repens

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus var repens

California lilac, Creeping blueblossom, Redroot

vigorous low spreading habit and terminal clusters of light or darker blue flowers. Ideal for growing on a bank or in coastal conditions

 
MULTIBUY
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Available again from summer 2022
Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Albus'

CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Albus'

Bouncing Bess, Drunken sailor, Red valerian

white form

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY
individually £13.00 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
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CHOISYA ternata 'Sundance'

CHOISYA ternata 'Sundance'

Mexican orange blossom

bright gold foliage

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£15.50 each 
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CLEMATIS montana 'Tetrarose'

CLEMATIS montana 'Tetrarose'

Virgin's bower

deep pink. Ideal for coastal exposure

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.00 each 
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CONVOLVULUS cneorum

CONVOLVULUS cneorum

Silver bush

silver foliage, white flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£13.50 each 
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CORDYLINE australis

CORDYLINE australis

New Zealand cabbage palm

green

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY
individually £14.00 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Large
£40.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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Specimen
£95.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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COROKIA

COROKIA

All Flower APR-MAY

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CORONILLA valentina subsp glauca 'Citrina'

CORONILLA valentina subsp glauca 'Citrina'

palest creamy yellow form with grey-green foliage

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £13.00 each
£15.00 each 
CORTADERIA selloana 'Gold Band'

CORTADERIA selloana 'Gold Band'

Pampas grass, Tussock grass

(AM form) yellow variegated leaves

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£15.50 each 
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CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'

Contorted hazel, Corkscrew hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick

catkin flowers, contorted stems

 
Small
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£22.50 each 
Large
£35.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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CUPRESSUS macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

CUPRESSUS macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Monterey cypress

erect. Rich gold colour best in the winter

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£13.50 each 
CYNARA scolymus

CYNARA scolymus

Globe artichoke

handsome grey foliage with large blue thistle-like flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
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CYTISUS 'Porlock'

CYTISUS 'Porlock'

Broom

(Genista 'Porlock') - scented yellow flowers, strong vigorous grower

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£15.00 each 
DIANTHUS

DIANTHUS

Hardy pink

continuous flowering from JUN-SEPT

DODONEA viscosa 'Purpurea'

DODONEA viscosa 'Purpurea'

Hop bush

oblong crinkled leaves with a purplish appearance

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.50 each 
ERIGERON glaucus 'Sea Breeze'

ERIGERON glaucus 'Sea Breeze'

Beach aster

lilac-pink daisy flowers, good in dry exposed conditions

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY
individually £11.50 each , 3+ £9.00 each 
ERYNGIUM agavifolium

ERYNGIUM agavifolium

Eryngo, Sea holly

grows up to 6 feet with tall thistle-like flowering heads

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£13.00 each 

BUSH TYPES

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ESCALLONIA 'Apple Blossom'

ESCALLONIA 'Apple Blossom'

delicate pale pink with neat foliage

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.00 each 

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