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Lucy Warren's Top Plant Recommendation: Favorite Seaside Trees for Southern California.

 Lucy Warren

Golden Wattle - Acacia pycnantha
Beautiful in bloom and modest in height. These trees survive the coastal wind and salt conditions near the shore.
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Beefwood Tree - Casuarina equisitifolia
Huge but tough as nails.
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Monterey Cyprus - Cupressus macrocarpa
A bit unruly but bares up under adversity.
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Canary Island Date Palm - Phoenix canariensis
These trees survive the coastal wind and salt conditions near the shore.
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Mexican Fan Palm - Washingtonia robusta
These trees survive the coastal wind and salt conditions near the shore.
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About the Author
Lucy
Author: Lucy
Lucy Warren is a longtime regional gardening professional in southern California. She has written for many local and national publications, including a regular gardening column in the San Diego Union-Tribune. She has also been editor for California Garden magazine. She is a life-member of the San Diego Horticulture Society, a UCCE Master Gardener, and a horticulture chair on the board of Friends of Balboa Park. She is a sought-after speaker and expert on native plants and sustainable landscaping.
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