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Shore Lore: Common Problems

Site Challenges: Sandy Soils


sandy shore

Sandy soils are prone to erosion and drought and it is often difficult to establish plants in these types of soils.

To ensure a good survival rate for your plantings, it is important that you select plants appropriate for sandy soils. The list of appropriate plants may be more limited, but there are plenty of species available that grow well in sandy soil.

sandy shore with dock

List of species that grow on sandy soils

See the "Starter Lists" in the Native Plant Encyclopedia.

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