Can I grow wetland SHRUBS in a bog garden?

njbiologyJune 8, 2008

I am reluctant to plant wetland shrubs in my bog garden (Elderberry, Buttonbush, and High Bush Blue Berry) because I'm thinking that must use up a lot of water on account of their size. I guess I can keep a few of these in the bog garden (which is large)is I keep them pruned small?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
honymand

Elderberry could be a problem. It will happily grow everywhere and become as big as you allow it to be - and it will grow fast! I recommend against it.

Don't see that blue berries should be a problem - at least not if you keep them pruned.

/Hans Olav

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 9:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Flooded in Spring, Mowed in Summer
There is a field that is flooded in the Spring, then...
edlincoln
cardinal flowers
Im on the pepper forum but also love perennials I collected...
pepperdave
Ligularia tractor seat
I am looking for a Ligularia tractor seat plant, I...
stimey
Growing lotus from seed
I've created a small Web site showing photos of lotus...
glycera
Wattles in bloom?
Hey all. Are wattles blooming in your part of the country?...
wattle_Alex
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™