Trees and Shrubs for the Coast - Knowledgebase Question

Narragansett, RI
Question by ccaparco
May 4, 2000
I live on the Rhode Island seashore. Would a weeping cherry tree do well in my yard and, if not, what trees and bushes would thrive?










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Answer from NGA
May 4, 2000

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Beach plum or black cherry would be better choices for the seashore. Other salt-tolerant trees and shrubs include Norway maple, horse chestnut, white ash, honeylocust, Virginia creeper, white spruce, mugo pine, potentilla, white and red oak, and bridalwreath spirea.

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