The Q&A Archives: Damp Soil and Shrubbery

Question: The soil on one side of our new garage is very damp. What shrubs could we plant in this area?

Answer: You might want to look into the cause of the dampness and make sure it won't damage the garage foundation -- but some shrubs which tolerate damp soil and a variety of lighting conditions are the shrubby dogwoods, the deciduous winterberry hollies (Ilex verticillata), evergreen inkberry holly (Ilex glabra), aronia, and summersweet clethra.

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