Question: Is allamanda a vine or a shrub? Some that I see are short and others seem tall and lanky.
Answer: There are different varieties and some are climbers and others stay as short shrubs. If interested in a certain form, you need to check at the time of purchase.
Question: What are some plants for the beach area that flower?
Answer: Flowering salt tolerant plants include: oleander, hibiscus, African iris, butterfly weed, lantana, dune daisy, daylily, crinum lily and agapanthus.