Wetland

Wetland plants are any plant that can survive and sometimes even thrive in very wet soil or standing water. Such plants are great for use in bio-retention ponds, near streams, or heavily saturated areas. Bald Cypress and Cephalanthus are great examples of water-loving plants.

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  • Ogon Sweet Flag

    Outstanding grass for use as ground cover. Deer resistant.

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    5-11
    10 -12 in
    4 -6 in
  • Variegated Sweet Flag

    White striped variegated Japanese Sweet Flag. Great for brightening up dark spots in a woodland garden.

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    5-11
    1 -2 ft
    4 -6 in
  • Red Chokeberry

    An easy-to-grow native that is adaptable to a wide range of soils.  Displays an abundance of brilliant red fruit in the fall.

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    4-9
    6 -8 ft
    4 -6 ft
  • Dura-heat River Birch

    A native tree that is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Exfoliating bark adds interest to landscape.

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    40 -50 ft
    16 -35 ft
  • Heritage River Birch

    A native tree that is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Exfoliating bark adds interest to landscape.

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    40 -50 ft
    16 -35 ft
  • Sweet Shrub

    An easy-to-grow native plant adaptable to wide range of conditions.  Flowers have a pleasing scent of strawberries to bananas and should be planted close to a walk where it can be enjoyed when in bloom.

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    4-9
    6 -8 ft
    6 -10 ft
  • Blue-green grass-like foliage that forms dense clumps.

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    5-9
    1 -2 ft
    1 -2 ft
  • Ironwood

    Native tree tolerant of wet soils. Useful where a smaller growing tree is needed.

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    3-9
    20 -30 ft
    20 -30 ft
  • Common Hackberry
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    4
    50 -60 ft
    30 -40 ft
  • Sputnik Buttonbush

    This native wetland plant will grow in a wide range of conditions. 

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    5-10
    4 -8 ft
    5 -8 ft
  • Ruby Spice Clethra

    An improved form of the traditional summer sweet. This variety has deep pink flowers and a pleasing fragrance. It works well in natural areas, planted near the back where it has plenty of room to grow. 

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    4-9
    5 -8 ft
    5 -8 ft
  • Bailey Red Twig Dogwood

    Often used in mass plantings, this plant's fall color and red stems brighten the winter landscape.

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    3-8
    6 -10 ft
    6 -8 ft
  • Budd's Yellow Twig Dogwood

    Shrub dogwood with yellow branches that stand out in the winter.

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    3-7
    5 -8 ft
    5 -8 ft
  • Yellow Twig Dogwood

    Shrub dogwood with yellow branches that stand out in the winter.

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    3-8
    6 -10 ft
    6 -8 ft
  • Emerald Gaiety Euonymus
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    5
    2 -3 ft
    4 -6 ft
  • Luna Red Hibiscus

    Compact cultivar with large showy red flowers.

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    5-9
    2 -3 ft
    2 -2 ft
  • Compact Inkberry

    Needs pollinator for female flowers to produce pea-sized black fruit.

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    5-9
    3 -5 ft
    3 -4 ft
  • Delia Bradley

    A native, upright and pyramidal evergreen holly.

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    5-9
    20 -30 ft
    10 -15 ft
  • Tinga American Holly

    This is a female selection and will need male pollinator for berry production.

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    5-9
    25 -30 ft
    12 -15 ft
  • Apollo Winterberry Holly

    Apollo is a male cultivar that can be used for the pollination of Winter Red Hollies.

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    3-8
    8 -12 ft
    8 -10 ft
  • Southern Gentleman Winterberry Holly

    Southern Gentleman is another male cultivar that can be used for berry production for the female Winter Red Holly.

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    3-9
    8 -12 ft
    8 -10 ft
  • Winter Red Winterberry Holly

    Winter Red is a female Winterberry Holly that produces branches loaded with bright red berries in the winter. Requires a male pollinator.

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    3-9
    8 -12 ft
    8 -10 ft
  • Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

    The fall foliage color on this variety is stunning. Plant retains leaves well into winter, even in the north. 

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    5-9
    5 -10 ft
    5 -6 ft
  • Little Henry Virginia Sweetspire

    The fall foliage color on this variety is stunning. Plant retains leaves well into winter, even in the north. 

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    5-9
    2 -3 ft
    3 -4 ft
  • Girard's Rainbow Leucothoe

    This unique cultivar of leucothoe is a splash of white, greens, and pinks. A great way to brighten up any shadow location.

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    5-8
    3 -4 ft
    4 -6 ft
  • Spice Bush

    Very showy, yellow fall color and the red berries truly decorate the fall landscape.

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    4-9
    5 -10 ft
    4 -6 ft
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    5
    40 -70 ft
    30 -35 ft
  • Fruitless Sweet Gum

    This is a very clean, front yard tree.

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    6-9
    40 -50 ft
    20 -25 ft
  • Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia is a water loving perennial with red flowers that does great in low areas with water runoff or near streams and ponds.

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    2 -4 ft
    1 -2 ft
  • Sweet Bay Magnolia

    Will grow in wet areas of the landscape.

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    5-10
    25 -30 ft
    25 -30 ft
  • Northern Belle Sweet Bay Magnolia

    This large semi-evergreen Magnolia can grow well in wet soils.

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    5-10
    25 -30 ft
    25 -30 ft
  • Dawn Redwood

    Trunk is bigger at the base much like an elephant foot and the bark is attractive, sometimes shaggy, but interesting at best.

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    4-8
    40 -80 ft
    20 -25 ft
  • Ogon Redwood

    Fast growing deciduous tree. Grows to very large heights.

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    5
    30 -50 ft
    15 -20 ft
  • Northern Bayberry
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    3-7
    5 -10 ft
    5 -10 ft
  • Black Gum

    Prefers low lying, wooded areas or pond peripheries.

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    4-9
    30 -50 ft
    20 -30 ft
  • Wildfire Black Gum

    Prefers low lying, wooded areas or pond peripheries.

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    4-9
    30 -50 ft
    20 -30 ft
  • Sycamore

    Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

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    4-9
    40 -70 ft
    60 -70 ft
  • Bloodgood Sycamore

    Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

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    4-8
    49 -70 ft
    40 -50 ft
  • Swamp White Oak

    Large tree with attractive peeling bark when young and orange-red fall color.

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    4-8
    40 -60 ft
    50 -60 ft
  • Pin Oak

    Tolerates both dry and wet soil conditions.

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    4-9
    40 -70 ft
    25 -40 ft
  • Willow Oak

    Versatile tree for dry or wet soils, in the yard or along streets. 

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    5-9
    40 -60 ft
    30 -40 ft
  • Weeping Willow

    A very dramatic and graceful tree that needs ample space to grow.

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    6-8
    30 -50 ft
    20 -30 ft
  • Pond Cypress

    Taxodium ascendens (syn. Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium) is a wetland tolerant Baldcypress that grows very tall.

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    5
    40 -60 ft
    10 -15 ft
  • Bald Cypress

    A stately tree with feathery, bright green foliage turning gold to orange in the fall. 

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    4-9
    40 -60 ft
    20 -25 ft
  • Christom Viburnum

    Viburnum dentatum offers excellent winter interest with its attractive blue berries.

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    3-8
    3 -6 ft
    3 -4 ft
  • Common Snowball

    A shrub that appreciates being planted where air circulation is at its best.

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    3-8
    6 -10 ft
    6 -8 ft