Answer: Viburnums tolerate heavy clay and/or wet soils, as does that willow, so give one a try. V. plicatum tomentosum is a good place to start. They take full sun to partial shade. Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) thrives in boggy soils and takes full sun to partial shade. Also deciduous, female plants have beautiful red or orange berries. Redtwig dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) provides red foliage in fall, and red twigs in winter. It is native to moist soils in the eastern U.S. ALLEMAN'S COMPACT RED-OSIER DOGWOOD
Cornus sericea 'Alleman's Compact' (C. stolonifera) is 5 to 6 feet tall. Good luck with your difficult growing conditions!
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