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Plants for Wet Areas

Wet areas pose special problems in the landscape.  However, there are many plants which may tolerate these poor drainage conditions.  In wet areas, the addition of a proper soil mix will improve the soil composition and increase drainage. The following are plants recommented for wet areas.

 TREES:

  • American Arborvitae
  • Amlanchier varieties
  • River Birch
  • Cryptomeria
  • Pin Oak
  • Willow Oak
  • Shumard Oak
  • Swamp White Oak
  • Red Maple varieties
  • Autumn Blaze Maple
  • Sweet Bay Magnolia
  • Sweet Gum
  • Black Gum
  • Weeping Willow varieties

SHRUBS:

  • Aronia
  • Blueberry
  • Clethra varieties
  • Inkberyy Holly
  • Winterberry Holly
  • Itea varieties
  • Leucothoe axillaris
  • Old fashion Snowball
  • Red Twig Dogwood
  • Viburnum dentatum

 PERENNIALS:

  • Astible
  • Calico Aster
  • Beebalm
  • Big Blue Lobelia
  • Ferns
  • Forget-Me-Nots
  • Iris
  • Pennyroyal
  • Sweet flag