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Highly Salt Tolerant plants for your Florida Native Garden

Plants along the coastline are subject to various environmental stresses such as salinity, strong winds, constant exposure to saline sprays. Here is a list of Florida native plants that are highly tolerant of salty wind and salt spray for your coastal landscape.


Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico to its west, the Atlantic Ocean to its east and the Florida Straits to its south, Florida is noted for the natural and scenic beauty of its 1,100-mile coastline bordered by sandy beaches.

Plants along the coastline are subject to various environmental stresses such as salinity, strong winds, constant exposure to saline sprays. Salt tolerance of a groundcover, vine, shrub or tree relates to its ability to withstand not only salinity but all of the environmental stresses.

Here is a list of Florida native plants that are highly tolerant of salty wind and salt spray for your coastal landscape.

  • Never collect native plants from the wild as it will deplete natural ecosystems. 
  • When possible, plant species grown straight from local seed sources. These native originals are the best choice, as they co-evolved with specific wildlife, which supports migration, breeding and other seasonal interdependency.

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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