The Q&A Archives: Plants For Windy Gardens

Question: We're moving to a very windy community during the spring and summer and would like to know what perennials and trees can survive being blown around?

Answer: In your gardening zone the following trees, shrubs and perennials will hold up well in windy spots:

Acacia, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fraxinus velutina 'Rio-Grande' (Fan-Tex Ash), Olea europaea (Olive), Pinus (many), Quercus (Live Oak) and Ligustrum lucidum (glossy Privet).

Manzanita, Berberis (barberry), boxwood, Callistemon (Bottlebrush), Ceanothus (Wild Lilac), Elaeagnus, Escallonia, Laurus nobilis (Sweet Bay), Lavender, Leptospermum (Tea Tree), Pyracantha, Sumac and Rosemary.

Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile), Aloe, Cerastium tomentosum (Snow in Summer), Chrysanthemum frutescens (Marguerite), Euphorbia, Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker), Phomium, Salvia and Yucca.

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