Seaside Gardening Guide

See what’s growing in these enchanting spaces by the sea.

5 Trees to Plant by the Sea

What works (and what doesn't) when it comes to planting trees by the shore.

Live oak
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Live oak

Plant: Live oak
There's a reason these stereotypically Southern trees have a reputation for growing old: They can survive almost anything, from intense winds and salt spray to shallow, sandy coastal soil.

Reconsider: Water oak
It grows naturally in coastal regions, but its greater susceptibility to disease often means reduced life spans.

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