These Pacific Northwest native plants include species that: are tolerant of salt spray, provide food and shelter to local wildlife, and help stabilize slopes. Please remember that this is a general reference list; not all of these species will thrive on every site because local waterfront conditions vary. Study nearby undisturbed properties for guidance – which plants are thriving? If you purchase plants, order them using their botanical name (italicized, in parenthesis) because common names vary. Happy planting!
For a printable list of all recommended species, click here.
Many of our recommended shore friendly plants are sold at our Annual Native Plant Festival & Sale.
Small Trees/Large Shrubs
Upper Beach & Backshore Plants
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