COASTAL PLANTS

These are plants that can handle the salty, windy conditions in coastal areas. Look around at what is thriving in your neighbors yard, it can help to narrow your search.

  • Denotes a native species

Trees

Acacia (Acacia baileyana)
Alaska Yellow Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkantensis)
Arbutus (Arbutus spp.)
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)
Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
Douglas Fir* (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Elderberry* (Sambucus spp.)
English Holly (Ilex aquifolium)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.)
Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex)
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergiana)
Madrone* (Arbutus menziesii)
Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Oregon Myrtle* (Umbellularia californica)
Port Orford Cedar* (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)
Scotch Pine (Pinus sylnestris)
Shore Pine (Pinus contorta)
Sitka Spruce* (Picea sitchensis)
Western Hemlock* (Tsuga heterophylla)
Western Red Cedar* (Thuja plicata)

Shrubs

Abelia (Abelia spp.)
Barberry (Berberis spp.)
Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
Broom (Genista spp.)
Ceanothus (Ceanothus spp.)
Corokia (Corokia cotoneaster)
Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster spp.)
Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
Escallonia (Escallonia spp.)
Hinoki Cypress (Chamecyparis obtusa)
Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
Manzanita* (Arctostaphylos spp.)
Rockrose (Cistus spp.)
Silverberry (Elaeagnus spp.)

Perennials

Aster (Aster spp.)
Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus mollis)
Bergenia (Bergenia spp.)
Bog Gentian (Gentiana bisetae)
Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla)
Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.)
English Daisy (Bellis perennis)
Hardy Pinks (Dianthus spp.)
Jupiter’s Beard (Centranthus ruber)
Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Lithodora (Lithodora diffusa)
Lupine (Lupinus littoralis)
Monk’s Hook (Aconitum spp.)
New Zealand Flax (Phormium spp.)
Point Reyes Ceanothus (Ceanothus griseus horizontalis)
Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucas ‘Olga’)
Sedum (Sedum spathiulifolium)
Speedwell (Veronica spp.)
St. Johns Wort (Hypericum calycinum)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Annuals

African Daisy (Gazania spp.)
Bachelor’s Button (Centaurea cyanus)
Calendula (Calendula offcinalis)
Clarkia (Clarkia spp.)
Dahlia (Dahlia spp.)
Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)
Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata)
Geranium (Pelagorium domesticum)
Impatients (Impatients wallerana)
Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)
Lupine (Lupinus spp.)
Pinks (Dianthus spp.)
Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)
Shirley Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
Violets (Viola spp.)

Download this Oregon coastal plants list as a pdf.