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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  • 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 summersweet. 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