Possumhaw Ilex decidua This deciduous holly produces bright red berries in winter. Shrubs.
Large Shrubs over 8 feet high Low Shrubs to 4 feet high Medium Shrubs 4 to 8 feet high Trees.
Plants for wet areas zone 5. European black alder Alnus glutinosa 4-7. Perennial plants that tolerate standing water and flooded areas include. Trees Botanical Name Common Name Tall Deciduous Trees.
Cover the ground with creeping Jenny s striking chartreuse foliage and bright yellow blooms. Northern catalpa Catalpa speciosa. Trees and their USDA Hardiness Zone.
It produces purple to. Hardy in zones 4-9 this woody perennial creeper serves as ground cover that is both colorful and sturdy against foot traffic. Plants for Bogs.
Flower colors include white pink or mauve. Growing 4-5 feet tall swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata makes a bold statement in the landscape. Plant in consistently moist soil.
River birch Betula nigra 3-9. Zones 5 9. Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum.
It climbs beautifully over rocks as long as its roots stay moist so tuck it into crannies along streams or waterfalls. American hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana 3-9. King of Hearts Bleeding Heart.
Slow to emerge in the spring. 20 tall x 15 wide. Performs best in moist soil in a sun to part shade location.
If you would like to read the first 9 Favorite Native Shrubs for Wet Areas click here. 50 feet or more in height at maturity Acer rubrum Red Maple. Red Maple Acer rubrum Also known as a Swamp maple this tree has brilliant fall foliage.
Marshalls Delight Bee Balm. The leaves are bright green in color and have a blade like shade. Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis Its vibrant red flowers in late summer are a favorite of hummingbirds.
Catalpa species Catalpa. Red maple Acer rubrum 3-9. Lucky Charm Japanese Anemone.
It can be either a small tree or large shrub. This moisture-loving native plant produces nectar-rich flowers in mid to late summer that are highly attractive to butterflies. Carya illinoinensis Pecan.
Zone 5 Water Plants. Downy serviceberry Amelanchier arborea 4-9. Full sun part sun or shade.
Many ferns tolerate wet areas and thrive at the edge of ponds including. Hardy Hibiscus – Hibiscus sp. Southern blue flag Iris virginica is a sun-loving perennial that grows in wet areas in zones 5 through 9.
Silver maple Acer saccharinum 3-9. Below is a list of hardy water plants for zone 5 that will naturalize over time. Fireball Copper King Luna series Lady Baltimore.
Aspidistra elatior – Cast Iron Plant Bignonia capreolata – Cross Vine Campsis radicans – Trumpet Creeper Convallaria majalis – Lily of the Valley Decumaria barbara – Wild Climbing Hydrangea Gelsemium sempervirens – Carolina Jessamine Hydrangea anomola petiolaris – Climbing Hydrangea Liriope spicata – Liriope. Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash. Nana dwarf fetterbush Leucothoe fontanesiana Nana — which grows in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 8 — is a deer-resistant wet area.
Jack in the Pulpit. Horsetail Equisetum hyemale Variegated Sweet Flag Acorus calamus Variegatus Pickerel Pontederia cordata Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis Variegated Water Celery Oenanthe javanica Zebra Rush Scirpus tabernae-montani Zebrinus. 10 Plants for Wet Areas Moisture Loving Plants Trumpet Vine.
Shrubs by Size Class. Likes full sun to part shade. RHS Award of Garden Merit Plants.
Red white pink Bicolor July-Sept.