front yard shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by vallecrurf
July 15, 2010
what are good shrubs to plant in zone 7 near the beach?

Answer from NGA
July 15, 2010
Some shrubs hardy to zone 7 with tolerance to saline soil or salt spray include
Red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), Saltbush (Baccharis halmifolia), Littleleaf boxwood (Buxus microphylla), Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia), Red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea), Spreading cotoneaster and Rockspray cotoneaster , Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), Rose-of-Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), Hydrangea macrophylla, Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta), Japanese holly (Ilex crenata), Inkberry (Ilex glabra), Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), Anise (Illicium floridanum), Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis), Shore juniper (Juniperus conferta), Amur privet (Ligustrum amurense), Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) and Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera). Hope this short list is helpful.

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