Hedge in seasonally wet area

bambroseMay 19, 2011

I'm trying to find a good shrub/hedge to plant in a seasonally wet area. In the springtime, there is usually standing water, looking for somethign that's 5-7' tall and a fast grower. ANy recommendations?

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clethra, witchhazel, dogwood come to mind quickly as classic moist tolerant shrubs. also good for part-shade. Is your area sun or shade?

I hope you don't mean evergreen? That gets a little tougher. Hollies and yews seem pretty tolerant of a wide range of soil types, but standing water would still be risky.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 11:14AM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Also Itea virginica, Virginia Sweetspire, might be OK.


    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 11:22AM
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runktrun(z7a MA)

Ilex verticillata, Winterberry Holly, is found growing in wet boggy areas and as Wendy mentioned Clethra would be a good choice.
How much light does this area get? If it is full sun you might consider some of the hardy hibiscus shrubs as they tolerate wet feet.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 6:46PM
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Swamp azalea/Rhododendron viscosum is one of the few rhodies that is happy with wet feet. It has pink or white flowers with a lovely scent. It isn't evergreen. High bush blueberries tolerate wet feet.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 11:41PM
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