Wind Resistant Plants

Below you will find lists of some of the plants we usually have in stock, that can handle windy locations! Usually because of a strong root system or the flexible nature of the branches or the type of leaves that won't get wind burned. Just because it can tolerate wind, doesn't mean it can necessarily tolerate salt air...we are working on a "coastal exposure list"!. Because it's listed here doesn't mean we for sure have it in stock, but that we have at least had it in before.

 Please see our availability (remember these lists are typically organized by botanical name).

Shrubs

Low Growing (5ft or smaller)

Azaleas

Bird's Nest Spruce (Picea abies 'Nidiformis')

Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia)

Boxleaf Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida)

Boxwood (Buxus)

Ceanothus

Cotoneaster

Euonymus 

Heaths & Heathers (Erica & Calluna)

Hebes

Hydrangeas

Juniper (Juniperus)

Kinnikinnick or Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Manzanita (Arctostaphylos)

Mugo Pine, Dwarf (Pinus mugo 'Pumilio')

Rhododendrons *small leaf varieties are better

Rockrose (Cistus)

Spirea

Yew (Taxus)

Yucca

Large Growing (5ft or taller)

Beautyberry (Callicarpa)

Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

Boxwood (Buxus)

Dwarf Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo 'Compacta')

Escallonia

False Holly (Osmanthus heterophyllus)

Hydrangeas

Lemon Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest')

Lilac (Syringa)

New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum)

Ninebark (Physocarpus)

Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica)

Red Flowering Current (Ribes sanguineum)

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Tasmanian Pepper Bush (Drimys lanceolata)

Waxleaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum')

Westringia (Coast Rosemary)

Yucca

Other

Most grasses! They sway beautifully in the wind.

Ground cover type plants can usually handle windy sites as they are so low to the ground, just be aware of water needs - too much wind can mean not moist enough soil for some plants. 

Vines: Bougainvillea, Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), Potato Vine, Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)

Trees

Evergreen

Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)

Golden Pillar Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)

Leyland Cypress (Cupressus leylandii)

Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana)

Norway Spruce (Picea abies)

Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)

Pacific Wax Myrtle (Myrica californica)

Shore Pine (Pinus contorta)

Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandifolia)

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Windmill Fan Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)

Deciduous

Beech Tree (Fagus)

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

Ginkgo biloba

Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

Pacific Willow (Salix lasiandra)

Sour Gum Tree (Nyssa sylvatica)

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron)

Perennials

African Lily (Agapanthus africanus)

Coreopsis

Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Lavender (Lavandula)

Lithodora

New Zealand Flax (Phormium)

Rosemary (Rosemarinus)

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum)

Annuals

Gazanias

Lantana

Marigolds

Million Bells (Calibrachoa)

Nasturtiums

Osteospermums

Phlox

Portulaca

Verbena

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