Standing water – Evergreen

Q: I have area where water stands after we get rain. I’ve had Leyland cypress there but they are dying because of wet feet. I need an evergreen plant for screening that’s six feet tall.

A: The following shrubs can tolerate moist soil. Some are not evergreen but they have a dense branching habit. Others may need pruning to keep them at the size you desire. Consider these: Florida leucothoe (Agarista populiflolia), inkberry (Ilex glabra), wax myrtle (Morella cerifera), buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), and Florida anise (Illicium floridanum).

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