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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  • 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
    12 -18 in
    12 -18 in
  • 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
  • Ironwood

    Native tree tolerant of wet soils. Useful where a smaller growing tree is needed. This variety is more narrow than the true species.

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    3-9
    20 -25 ft
    10 -15 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
  • Hummingbird Clethra

    A popular choice for naturalizing. Easy-to-grow shrub has fragrant, white flowers and medium-sized growth habit.

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    4-9
    3 -4 ft
    4 -5 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