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Evergreen shurb to absorb water

Posted by howjac 6b, NY (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 21, 06 at 12:14

I'm in mid-Westchester Co. in NY (probably 6b) and looking for a shurb that will be good at absorbing rainwater. Should be evergreen and grow to about 3 to 6 feet. It will be placed in front of a brick chimney and has some limited sun due to surrounding trees.
I'd be most appreciative of your suggestion.

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RE: Evergreen shurb to absorb water

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 5, 06 at 17:52

As far as I know, there are no shrubs, or any other plants, that will solve a drainage problem by absorbing excess water.

RE: Evergreen shurb to absorb water

Swamp azaleas love damp conditions. I don't know how much they'd actually absorb, but it would be happy there, and they're native.

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