Trees for Coastal Conditions

Not all of the trees we landscape with are tolerant of the typically sandy and windy conditions found there. Here's some that do.

Email Share Tweet

Look for this symbol on our website to indicate a tree's suitability for coastal conditions. These trees are tolerant of the typically sandy conditions associated with living along the coast. For a broader list, click here. For more information, contact us.

Acacia of any description is a good selection for a coastal position.This is an attractive wattle with pendulous branches and beautiful weeping habit. Foliage is an attractive grassy green and flowers are yellow, small and ball-like.
This is another relliable selection for coastal conditions. Growing to 12-15m, it is a hardy shade tree that produces masses of small, pale yellow flowers in clusters from late winter to early spring. A great selection for interesting bark too!
This conical shaped, fast growing tree has fine branchlets that look like leaves and dark fissured bark which looks black at certain times of the year. It has a good tolerance of sandy soils and other poor soils in general. A really distinctive tree which looks great planted out in multiples or with contrast foliaged plants.
This is an attractive fast growing shrub or small tree to 6m. With a semi pendulous habit with branching to ground level. New growth is glossy and copper red in colour, maturing to mid green. It is tolerant of sandy and clay soils but would prefer a protected coastal positon.
Known as the Coastal Banksia, this is a distinctive native tree found predominently on the east coast of Australia. It has rough patterned bark and long green leaves with a silver underside. Produces pale yellow flowers. As its name suggests it is tolerant of a wide range of soil types including sandy.
This is a shrub or small tree growing to 4m tall. It produces beautiful crimson spike-like flowers in spring and summer. It will respond well to pruning and that is recommended to prolong flowering. It is another hardy native specimen that is tolerant of the sandy soils and exposed conditions associated with planting along the coast.
This tree is naturally found in a wide range of environments, from moist gullies through to rocky ridge outcrops and sandy coastal scrubs. It has deep green foliage that is tipped pink when young and pink feathery flowers that hang off branches in spring and summer.
This low-fruiting olive tree has attractive silver foliage that can be pruned or clipped easily into shape.  Frost tolerant, they will grow in temperate climates and even along coastal areas. They are quite stunning planted en masse or as a contrast specimen.

Find a Tree

With more than 400 trees in our library we can help you find the perfect tree for your next project.

Search

Ask a question

We're here to help if you need any advice on selecting the perfect tree for your next project.

Send Message

Newsletter

Receive all the latest news, product information, collections, projects, tips and special offers straight to your inbox each month or so.

Connect

Stay in the loop by connecting with us through social media.

Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest

Treefinder can help you identify the perfect tree for your next project!

With over 400 tree varieties for review, the Treefinder app enables you to conveniently browse and compile a list of trees suitable for a number of common landscaping uses - from attracting birds to creating a formal screen or hedge. By selecting desired size, foliage, and a few categories, Treefinder opens up a world of possibilities.

Once you've found the perfect tree you can click through to our website for more information, availability and a quote.

Download the app from
App Store Google Play

Or try it online
www.treefinder.com.au

We are specialists in the environmentally sustainable production of premium quality advanced landscaping trees and screens.

For 40 years Speciality Trees has been a leader in the production and supply of advanced environmentally sustainable, containerised landscape trees for local government, the landscaping industry and retailers.

Learn more