Which shrubs grow well in wet soils?


Which shrubs grow well in wet soils?


Deciduous shrubs tolerant of wet soils include:

  • red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)*
  • common sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus)*
  • buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)+
  • summersweet clethra (Clethra alnifolia)*
  • gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)+
  • redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea)+
  • winterberry (Ilex verticillata)+
  • Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica)*
  • northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)*
  • goat willow (Salix caprea)
  • purpleosier willow (Salix purpurea)
  • elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)+
  • witherod (Viburnum cassinoides)*
  • arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)*
  • American cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum opulus var. americanum, syn. Viburnum trilobum)+

* Native to parts of North America
** Some species native to parts of North America
+ Native to North America, including parts of Iowa

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