The Q&A Archives: looking for the right shrub

Question: what can I plant in an area that is very soupy with water in the spring. I am looking for a shrub or small tree type. I had tried a rose of sharon but it did not do well. Is there anything that can with stand a lot of moisture in the spring?

Answer: Any of the following shrubs will tolerate seasonal soggy soils:
Inkberry Ilex glabra
Sweet pepperbush Clethra alnifolia
Sweetshrub Calycanthus floridus
Virginia sweetspire Itea virginica
Wax myrtle Myrica cerifera
Winterberry Ilex verticillata

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