Salt Tolerant Plants
You Need to Know About

If you live in an area where the soil tends to be full of salt it can be a little frustrating to plant a garden. Did you know that there are plants that actually thrive in this type of soil though? It’s true! We’ve rounded up some of the hardiest plants in the First Editions® collection – perfect for withstanding that salty soil you’re working with.


Any of the spirea in the First Editions® collection are an excellent choice for tolerating salty soil. Spirea are low-maintenance plants that offer great color and structure to any space. Check out Little Spark® or Pink Sparkler spirea to get started.

Jade Parade® Sand Cherry

This spring bloomer is a must-have in any garden, but especially in those with salty soil. Jade Parade® can handle full sun and spreads across a landscape with branches that arch upwards. It makes for a great mass planting option while also boasting blueish-green leaves that turn shades of yellow, orange, and red in the fall.

Matcha Ball® Ash Leaf Spirea

With fern like leaves that form a perfect round ball, Matcha Ball® is a dream for filling out small spaces in the landscape. It is a hardy plant that offers multi-season interest to the garden.

St. Croix American Elm

If you’re looking for a tree that withstands salty soil, look no further. The St. Croix American Elm is a revitalized version of this well-loved tree and is a fast-growing addition to any landscape.

Whatever soil you’re working with, there are plants that will thrive in it. If you’re looking to learn more about soil types and how to amend the soil you’re working with, check out our blog.