Moist/ Wet Garden Shrubs


S & J Nursery’s Guide to

Moist or Wet Soil Garden Site

Shrubs and Shrub Alternatives

for Northeast Florida


 Shrubs that Will Tolerate Moist Soils After Heavy Rains


Anise Yellow


Bottlebrush Dwarf Macarthur


Bottlebrush ‘Slim’


Euonymous Golden


Euonymous Silver


Gardenia August Beauty


Gardenia Mystery


Holly Burfordii


Holly Schillings Dwarf


Hydrangea


Viburnum Walters ‘Mrs. Schillers’


Vibrnum Suspensum


Wax Myrtle


Shrubs and Shrub Alternatives That are

Tolerant of Water Logged Soils

Shrub choices can be severely limited with consistently water logged soils. Fortunately in most of those areas, other options can be substituted to serve the same purpose.

In this list I have tried to include some other non traditional plant choices that will thrive in locations where you may be trying to decide on a shrub to install. Try to keep an open mind and remember that planting something that will thrive without any fuss from you in a moist or wet soil location will look far better than attempting to make something work that really is not meant for that area. In the end a better suited plant selection will give you a much better looking landscape.


Florida Anise Yellow


Wax Myrtle


Wax Myrtle Dwarf