Planting floral bush in wet area

marce1March 4, 2008

Can anyone give me a list of floral bushes that can be planted in an area that takes on water when it rains? The water doesn't generally sit in the area for more than 2 hours but everytime it rains, there is a lot of water that hits that corner of my lawn. It is also near the drainage system so all the water in the neighboring lawns drains in the corner of my lot. I'm looking to plant some bushes in that section as well as putting PVC and rocks under the dirt so the drainage isn't affected. My plan is to build the bed up a little and keep the pipes at ground level.

Any suggestions?

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giantslug(4b/5 SW Minnesota)

Clethra alnifolia would be a nice choice. There are many shrubs that tolerate or even prefer wet soil. Here's a list for you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shrubs for wet sites

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 6:59PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Nice list, giantslug. Another plant would be Viburnum cassinoides.

tj

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 9:57PM
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