Wetland

Wetland plants are any plant that can survive and sometimes even thrive in very wet soil or standing water. Such plants are great for use in bio-retention ponds, near streams, or heavily saturated areas. Bald Cypress and Cephalanthus are great examples of water-loving plants.

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  • Ogon Sweet Flag

    Outstanding grass for use as ground cover. Deer resistant.

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    5-11
    10 -12 in
    4 -6 in
  • Red Chokeberry

    An easy-to-grow native that is adaptable to a wide range of soils.  Displays an abundance of brilliant red fruit in the fall.

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    4-9
    6 -8 ft
    4 -6 ft
  • Dura-heat River Birch

    A native tree that is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Exfoliating bark adds interest to landscape.

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    40 -50 ft
    16 -35 ft
  • Heritage River Birch

    A native tree that is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Exfoliating bark adds interest to landscape.

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    40 -50 ft
    16 -35 ft
  • Sweet Shrub

    An easy-to-grow native plant adaptable to wide range of conditions.  Flowers have a pleasing scent of strawberries to bananas and should be planted close to a walk where it can be enjoyed when in bloom.

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    4-9
    6 -8 ft
    6 -10 ft
  • Ironwood

    Native tree tolerant of wet soils. Useful where a smaller growing tree is needed.

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    3-9
    20 -30 ft
    20 -30 ft
  • Sputnik Buttonbush

    This native wetland plant will grow in a wide range of conditions. 

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    5-10
    4 -8 ft
    5 -8 ft
  • Hummingbird Clethra

    A popular choice for naturalizing. Easy-to-grow shrub has fragrant, white flowers and medium-sized growth habit.

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    4-9
    3 -4 ft
    4 -5 ft
  • Ruby Spice Clethra

    An improved form of the traditional summer sweet. This variety has deep pink flowers and a pleasing fragrance. It works well in natural areas, planted near the back where it has plenty of room to grow. 

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    4-9
    5 -8 ft
    5 -8 ft
  • Silky Dogwood

    An easy to grow native that is tolerant of wet areas.  Can be effecctively used in group plantings in wet soils where most other plants would not do well.

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    4-8
    6 -8 ft
    6 -8 ft
  • Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood

    Often used in mass plantings, this plant's fall color and red stems brighten the winter landscape.

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    3-8
    6 -10 ft
    6 -8 ft
  • Budd's Yellow Twig Dogwood

    Shrub dogwood with yellow branches that stand out in the winter.

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    3-7
    5 -8 ft
    5 -8 ft
  • Tinga American Holly

    This is a female selection and will need male pollinator for berry production.

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    7-9
    25 -30 ft
    12 -15 ft
  • Red Sprite Winterberry

    Dwarf winterberry that holds its berries long into the winter.

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    3-9
    3 -3 ft
    3 -3 ft
  • Southern Gentleman Winterberry Holly

    Southern Gentleman is another male cultivar that can be used for berry production for the female Winter Red Holly.

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    3-9
    8 -12 ft
    8 -10 ft
  • Winter Red Winterberry Holly

    Winter Red is a female Winterberry Holly that produces branches loaded with bright red berries in the winter. Requires a male pollinator.

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    3-9
    8 -12 ft
    8 -10 ft
  • Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

    The fall foliage color on this variety is stunning. Plant retains leaves well into winter, even in the north. 

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    5-9
    5 -10 ft
    5 -6 ft
  • Little Henry® Virginia Sweetspire

    The fall foliage color on this variety is stunning. Plant retains leaves well into winter, even in the north. 

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    5-9
    2 -3 ft
    3 -4 ft
  • Spice Bush

    Very showy, yellow fall color and the red berries truly decorate the fall landscape.

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    4-9
    5 -10 ft
    4 -6 ft
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    5
    40 -70 ft
    30 -35 ft
  • Fruitless Sweet Gum

    This is a very clean, front yard tree.

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    6-9
    40 -50 ft
    20 -25 ft
  • Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia is a water loving perennial with red flowers that does great in low areas with water runoff or near streams and ponds.

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    2 -4 ft
    1 -2 ft
  • Sweet Bay Magnolia

    Will grow in wet areas of the landscape.

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    5-10
    25 -30 ft
    25 -30 ft
  • Sweet Bay Magnolia

    Will grow in wet areas of the landscape.

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    5-10
    25 -30 ft
    25 -30 ft
  • Northern Belle Sweet Bay Magnolia

    This large semi-evergreen Magnolia can grow well in wet soils.

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    5-10
    25 -30 ft
    25 -30 ft
  • Dawn Redwood

    Trunk is bigger at the base much like an elephant foot and the bark is attractive, sometimes shaggy, but interesting at best.

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    4-8
    40 -80 ft
    20 -25 ft
  • Northern Bayberry

    A cold hardy Myrica whose leaves turn a splendid marooon purple in the colder months.

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    3-7
    5 -10 ft
    5 -10 ft
  • Black Gum

    Prefers low lying, wooded areas or pond peripheries.

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    30 -50 ft
    20 -30 ft
  • Wildfire Black Gum

    Colorful spring and fall foliage adorn this attractive, low maintenance, native Black Gum cultivar. Prefers low lying, wooded areas or pond peripheries, but will do well in full sun after establishment.

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    4-9
    30 -50 ft
    20 -30 ft
  • Sycamore

    Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

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    4-9
    40 -70 ft
    60 -70 ft
  • Bloodgood Sycamore

    Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

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    4-8
    49 -70 ft
    40 -50 ft
  • Exclamation™ London Plane Tree

    Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

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    4-8
    49 -70 ft
    40 -50 ft
  • Swamp White Oak

    Large tree with attractive peeling bark when young and orange-red fall color.

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    4-8
    40 -60 ft
    50 -60 ft
  • Pin Oak

    Tolerates both dry and wet soil conditions.

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    4-9
    40 -70 ft
    25 -40 ft
  • Green Pillar Pin Oak

    Narrow form of Pin Oak. Deep red fall color.

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    4-9
    50 -60 ft
    12 -15 ft
  • Willow Oak

    Versatile tree for dry or wet soils, in the yard or along streets. 

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    5-9
    40 -60 ft
    30 -40 ft
  • Weeping Willow

    A very dramatic and graceful tree that needs ample space to grow.

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    6-8
    30 -50 ft
    20 -30 ft
  • Pond Cypress

    Taxodium ascendens (syn. Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium) is a wetland tolerant Baldcypress that grows very tall.

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    40 -60 ft
    10 -15 ft
  • Prairie Sentinel Pond Cypress

    More narrow and columnar habit than the species. Tolerates wet soil.

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    40 -60 ft
    10 -15 ft
  • Bald Cypress

    A stately tree with feathery, bright green foliage turning gold to orange in the fall. 

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    4-9
    40 -60 ft
    20 -25 ft
  • Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress

    Much more narrow habit than the true species. Same bright green foliage that turns gold to orange in the fall. 

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    4-9
    50 -75 ft
    15 -20 ft
  • Bosque Chinese Elm

    Good tree for planting in small yards or as a street tree.

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    6-9
    40 -50 ft
    30 -40 ft
  • Christom Arrowwood Viburnum

    Viburnum dentatum offers excellent winter interest with its attractive blue berries.

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    3-8
    3 -6 ft
    3 -4 ft
  • Common Snowball

    A shrub that appreciates being planted where air circulation is at its best.

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    3-8
    6 -10 ft
    6 -8 ft