Plant/tree Solutions For Very Wet Areas - Knowledgebase Question

Rome, NY
Question by spiritheart1
August 18, 2000
I need a hearty flower/plant/tree solution for very wet areas near dry well and leach field in my front yard. Perfer low maitenance/flowering type if applicable. Eye appealing.


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Answer from NGA
August 18, 2000

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In many instances it is not recommended to plant trees near a leach field as there is potential for their roots to clog the pipes and cause serious damage that is expensive to repair. However, here are some plants that appreciate a moister soil: river birch, deciduous hollies (Ilex verticillata), summersweet clethra, itea, shrubby dogwoods such as the red twigged variety, and among perennials, Siberia iris, Japanese iris, hosta, astilbe and hardy hibiscus.

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