help with native shrubs for wet areas
i would like to plant a shrub border on a 3 to 4 foot deep slope/swale next to a small intermittent stream. The soil would have good drainage because of the slope, but it is an acidic, clay/silt soil with average fertility. The swale might flood once or twice a year after a lot of rain as the stream overflows. The area gets full sun. i'm thinking of planting the following:
Will they do well in these kinds of conditions? i'm also hoping that i can keep them relatively small - ideally 5 feet tall. Can they be pruned to this size without sacrificing flowering/fruiting? i know some of these can get really big and will sucker. i am also planning to use these other smaller shrubs in the border:
Anyone have experience with any of these? Thanks for your help.