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 Following Heavy Rains
Gallberry / Inkberry Florida native
Gardenia August Beauty ( information page coming soon)
Gardenia Mystery ( info page coming soon)
Hydrangea ( information pages coming soon)
Viburnum Walters ‘Mrs. Schillers’
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.
Wax Myrtle Dwarf