Answer: Finding just the right plants for windy areas can be a real challenge. Wind causes water stress in plants by increasing evaporation through the leaves. If leaves are tender, they can be shredded by wind, leaving a tattered mess instead of a nice, neat appearance. Shrubs that bloom and still stand up to strong winds include Bottlebrush (Callistemon), Ceanothus (Wild Lilac), Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis), and Leptospermum (Tea Tree).
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