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Re: conifer recommendation??


> Hmmm- didn't know hollies could take wet feet.  They
> do like them!

The deciduous hollies can tolerate wet soils well, but they can get a
little open if they're not in full sun.

Other possibilities:

   Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Sputnik' (this new cultivar is supposed
      to be cleaner and have a nicer habit than the species)
   Cornus spp. (many of the shrubby cornels are great in wet areas --
      try a variegated one like C. alba 'Elegantissima')
   Euonymus carnosus (a new Euonymus with bright red fruit, clean foliage
      and 8-12' high)
   Forsythia spp. (lots to choose from, fast-growing)
   Myrica pensylvanica (bayberry is a great, clean-looking plant with 
      nice fragrance)
   Physocarpus opulifolius (there are ninebark cultivars out there
      like 'Nugget', 'Diablo', etc. that are now easy to find and
      do well with wet feet)
   Sambucus spp. (again, lots of elderberry cultivars are coming out
      now with gold, black, purple, etc. foliage colors)
   Thuja spp. (T. occidentalis works, as does T. plicata.  The latter 
      is deer resistant, but harder to find)
   Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood viburnum stays clean and has nice fruit)

That's all that I can think of off-hand.

Of course, I carry some of these in the nursery.  ;)

Chris

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