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 Following Heavy Rains

Abelia Glossy

Abelia Rose Creek

Abelia Sunshine Daydream

Anise Yellow

Florida Anise yellow in a 3 gallon nursery pot

Anise Florida Sunshine

Anise Florida Sunshine planted with pink pentas and purple cleome

Anise Forest Green


Bottlebrush Dwarf Macarthur

Bottlebrush Dwarf Macarthur blooms

Bottlebrush ‘Slim’

Bottlebrush Slim blooms up close

Euonymous Golden 

Euonymous Silver

Gallberry / Inkberry Florida native

Galberry Inkberry Florida native shrub foliage up clsoe

Gardenia August Beauty ( information page coming soon)

Gardenia Mystery ( info page coming soon)

Holly Burfordii

Holly Dwarf Burfordii with berries St. Augustine Florida

Holly Schillings Dwarf

SAchillings Holly Heavily shaped in the Jacksonville Flordia landscape

Hydrangea ( information pages coming soon)

Viburnum Walters ‘Mrs. Schillers’

Viburnum walters whorled class foliage and bloom

Vibrnum Suspensum

Viburnum Suspensum Sandankwa Viburnum shrubs foliage up close

Wax Myrtle

Wax Myrtle trunk and branches

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.



Canna lily


Crinum Lily

Florida Anise Yellow

Louisianna Iris

Wax Myrtle

Wax Myrtle Dwarf