Answer: Wind causes water stress in plants by increasing transpiration and evaporation from leaves, so the best candidates for windy sites are those with thick leaves. Shrubs to consider include Manzanita, Boxwood, Bottlebrush, Cistus (rockrose), Escallonia, Juniper, Laurus nobilis (sweet bay), Oleander and Pyracantha. Perennials and accent plants include Agave, Aloe, Carex, Cerastium (snow-in-summer), Erigron glaucus (beach aster), Hemerocallis (daylily), Salvia, Jerusalem sage and Yucca. Hope these suggestions provide you with a colorful garden!
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