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small shrubs highly tolerant to roadside snow chemical spray. Are there any that can survive?  RSS feed

 
Noreen Oneil
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I have a 2 foot space that is backed by a fence and the street is just 2 feet away. Chemical salt spray killed my box wood this past winter. I need to replace the plants, but if boxwood can't make, what can?
Thanks for any help.
Noreen
 
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Seaberry aka sea-buckthorn. Hippophae

In western Europe, it is largely confined to sea coasts where salt spray off the sea prevents other larger plants from out-competing it, but in central Asia it is more widespread in dry semi-desert sites where other plants cannot survive the dry conditions. In central Europe and Asia it also occurs as a subalpine shrub above tree line in mountains, and other sunny areas such as river banks. They are tolerant of salt in the air and soil, but demand full sunlight for good growth and do not tolerate shady conditions near larger trees.


Added benefits are the berries & it's nitrogen fixing.
 
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Noreen Oneil wrote:I have a 2 foot space that is backed by a fence and the street is just 2 feet away. Chemical salt spray killed my box wood this past winter. I need to replace the plants, but if boxwood can't make, what can?
Thanks for any help.
Noreen
 
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Also seakale... basically, look for costally adapted species
 
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