How-To: Guide to Salt Tolerant Plants

How-To: Guide to Salt Tolerant Plants

Location is always a critical consideration when planting. While we often will consider whether a location is full sun or shade, we might not think about salt. Whether it is because you are on the ocean, or planting next to your driveway or sidewalk, salt can impact your gardening results. If you’re new to Moncton, you might be unaware that the city uses salt on roads and sidewalks. Further, you don’t need to be directly on the ocean for salt spray to impact your soil. If you’re within 1000 meters of ocean, consider choosing salt tolerant plants.

Zone 5 salt tolerant deciduous trees

  • Norway Maple
  • Linden
  • White Birch (moderate)
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Sugar Maple (moderate)
  • Green Ash (moderate)
  • Hawthorn
  • Read Oak (moderate)
  • Basswood (moderate)
  • Apple/crabapple
  • White Ash (moderate)
  • Black Locust
  • Mountain-Ash (Moderate)

Zone 5 salt tolerant shrubs

  • Caragana
  • Potentilla
  • Forsythia
  • Rosa Rugosa
  • Honeysuckle
  • Serviceberry
  • Staghorn Sumac
  • Elderberry
  • Japanese Lilac
  • Spirea
  • Common Lilac
  • Blueberry
  • Mockorange
  • Viburnum

Zone 5 salt tolerant conifers

  • Chamaecyparis
  • Scots Pine
  • Concolor Fir
  • Blue Spruce
  • Tamarack
  • Jack Pine
  • Austrian Pine
  • Mugo Pine
  • Juniperus Horizontalis

Zone 5 salt tolerant perennials

  • Yarrow
  • Foxglove
  • Paxistima
  • Alyssum
  • Sea Holly
  • Candytuft
  • Arabis
  • Peony
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Armeria
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Dianthus
  • Artemesia
  • Tall Phlox
  • Creeping Phlox
  • Campanula
  • Sedum
  • Daylily
  • Son-in-summer
  • Delphinium
  • Coralbells

Zone 5 salt tolerant grasses

  • Elymus (Blue lyme)
  • Spartina (Cord)
  • Panicum (Switch)
  • Phalaris (Ribbon)
  • Helictotrichon (Blue oat)
  • Ammophila (Beach)

Zone 5 salt tolerant vines

  • Climbing hydrangea
  • Honeysuckle
  • Virginia creeper
  • Grape