Salty Air

I have been away and have noticed that even though we have been getting rain, its not enough.  Driving through the flat state of Victoria, it was all the same dull, lifeless colour.  So incredibly dry.  Every now and again, there would be a dark green paddock. Lucerne.  Such a vibrant colour.  Closer to the sea, the landscape subtly changes, plants change or have stunted in the salty air.  On the coast, the landscape changes completely.  Robust trees and shrubs as street trees change the aesthetics and beauty.  All plants have specific needs.  That goes too, with the specialised places.  Coastal areas require plats which will be tolerant to salt.  Not just in the roots or leaves, but everywhere.  The following list is specifically tolerant to Coastal areas.

Acacia cyclops (Round-seeded wattle)
Adenanthos sericeus (Woolly bush)
Agonis flexuosa ‘Jervis Bay’ (Willow peppermint)
Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping She-oak)
Alyxia buxifolia (Sea Box)
Attriplex cinearia (Coastal Salt bush)
Banksia ericifolia (Heath Banksia)
Banksia integrifolia (Coastal Banksia)
Callistemon pallidus (Lemon Bottlebrush)
Coprosma repens (Mirror Bush)
Correa alba (Coastal correa)
Dianella revoluta ‘Sea Breeze’ (Flax Lily)
Dyphyma crassifolium ssp. clavellatum (Round Leaf pigface)
Grevillea lanigera ‘Coastal Gem’
Hakea adnata
Leptospermum laevigatum (Coastal Teatree)
Leucophyta brownie (Cushion Bush)
Melaeleuca hypericifolia (Hillock Bush)
Myoporum parvifolium (creeping boobialla)
Rhagodia candolleana (Seaberry saltbush)
Rhaphiolepis indica (Indian Hawthorn)
Stylidium gramminifolium (Trigger plant)
Tristanopsis laurina (Water Gum)
Westringia fruticosa (Native rosemary)
Ozothamnus turbinatus (Coast everlasting)

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