Can you recommend some shrubs that would grow in a wet area?
Can you recommend some shrubs that would grow in a wet area?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Many landscapes have wet spots where it is difficult for shrubs to survive. Changing the grade or improving soil drainage are options, but they're costly and may require the assistance of a professional landscape contractor. A few shrubs adapted to wet sites include bayberry (Myrica), buttonbush (Cephalan-thus occidentalis), pussy willow (Salix discolor), red-osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera), spicebush (Lindera benzoin), summersweet (Clethra alnifolia), and winterberry (Ilex verticillata).

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Community Answers (2)

If you plant a Pussywillow and it survives, be prepared for it to get HUGE in a short time. 3 Years ago I planted a smallish Pink Pussywillow and it now reaches well above the sill of my second floor window....and I have been trimming it back....also is about 8 or more feet in diameter!
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