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Flowers and shrubs to plant in a garden by the sea

Flowers and shrubs that are tolerant of salt, sand and the most diverse adverse weather conditions are ideal for growing in a garden by the sea. This is because they do well on soils that, at the outset, do not have the best growing conditions and, at the same time, guarantee a stunning landscape. Discover the main flowers and the types of shrubs you can plant in a garden by the sea.

Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia)

The Myrtle has the scientific name of Baccharis halimifolia and belongs to the Asteraceae family. This plant is the only one of its kind that is capable of reaching tree dimensions , since it can reach about 1.85 to 3.70 meters in height. The Myrtle has small oval green leaves and clusters of green and white flowers . Its flowering season occurs between the months of August and October and as a result countless butterflies and bees. This plant does best in a humid place, with partial shade and requires a sandy soil to grow in a healthy way. Its indifference to salt water makes it an ideal shrub to be used in a garden by the sea.

Morning Glory (Ipomoea cairica)

The morning glory has the scientific name of Ipomoea cairica and belongs to the family of Convolvulaceae. It is a very rustic vine that shows rapid development and, most of the time, it has pink flowers with a purple center. It is a plant that can be used to cover a trellis, pergola , fence or wall. Morning glory is grown in full sun and does well on sandy soils, and is therefore widely found along the shore of a beach or in coastal dunes. It is distinguished from the others for being resistant to wind, salt and heat and this makes it one of the most used in decorating a garden by the sea.

Purslane from the beach (Portulacastrum Sesuvium)

Purslane da praia is the common name given to several plant species from the Aizoaceae, Urticaceae and Portulacaceae families. It is a perennial plant that grows in coastal areas, reaching about 7.5 to 20 meters in height. It has bright green and lanceolate leaves and its flowers are pink or purple throughout the year. This plant grows in clay, limestone and sandstone soils and requires a hot, humid place to flower properly. It should be noted that the leaves of Purslane on the beach are edible and are widely used in traditional medicine.

Sea grape (Coccoloba Uvifera)

The sea grape has the scientific name of Coccoloba Uvifera and belongs to the family of Polygonaceae. It is an easily grown shrub that grows on sandy soils, is not demanding with irrigation and withstands high winds and high temperatures. It is a plant that reaches about 9 meters in height, has green and round leaves that have a main red vein. Its fruits are edible naturally or give rise to delicious jams, sweets or wines. This plant is very appreciated in the gardening world and this is due to its resistance and tropical appearance, which completely transforms the appearance and beauty of a garden by the sea planted.

The tall bushes

When building a garden by the sea, tall shrubs are an excellent option, as they prevent the passage of wind and help to build a more private and personal space. Of the most used, the following stand out:

The Pitosporo (Pittosporo tobira)

Pitosporo has the scientific name of Pittosporo tobira and belongs to the family of Pittosporaceae. It is a shrub that can reach about 3 meters in height and is widely used as a hedge, making it impossible for the eyes and the attention of others. It is a very branched shrub, with green and oval leaves with a rounded tip, sinuous trunk and white flowers. The Pitosporo is a tall shrub that constitutes an asset in the constitution of a garden by the sea and in the decoration of its outer space, as it makes this a more intimate and reserved place.

Small bushes

The small bushes are an excellent alternative for all who prefer to work the beauty of a garden. It is a way to combine the excellence of a garden with the spectacular nature of the surrounding nature. In this respect, there are several trees and plants that combine with each other, however, one of the most popular small shrubs is Bela Emília.

 Beautiful Emilia (Plumbago auriculata)

Bela Emília is also known as blue jasmine, has the scientific name of Plumbago auriculata and belongs to the family of Plumbaginaceae. It is a semi woody shrub, with irregular shapes and very branched. The flowers are small and tubular, have rounded petals and are available in white, light blue and dark blue. Bela Emília is undoubtedly a small shrub, fundamental in the composition and ornamentation of a garden and can be used as a hedge next to a wall or wall that is delimiting its outer space

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