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Re: now what survives in wet..Berms

Interesting. My references tell me that they can grow with roots submerged, but that may be after they are somewhat established. Mine are doing fine in the swamp, but its just mucky, not standing water where they are. Something else that tolerates it pretty wet is Itea virginica, but it would probably not want to be actually sitting in water. Magnolia virginiana also enjoys my swamp. This far north it is a shrub rather than a tree.

On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 09:23 PM, Donna wrote:

Yep, been thinking and doing that for the last couple of years. Just
would hate to loose the trees that finally are providing some shade :)

I lost the button bush the first winter. I thought it could stand the
wet area that was not bermed. (is that a word?)...  I planted another
one last spring, in not quite such a wet area, not sure if it made it
yet this year. I also planted one in my pond... will see how that does.
It really liked it there last summer...


Donna, You might also want to consider some of the many plants that
like wet feet, even if you do use a berm. You would be surprised how
many nice ones are out there. I bet a Button Bush (Cephalanthus
occidentalis) would love that spot even without a berm!
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