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Plants That Can Tolerate Standing Water
With the advent of the rainy season, we are frequently asked about plants that will survive in standing water. These are some of our suggestions for our SW Florida climate. These are also great plants to use if you are building a rain garden.
PALMS: Paurotis, Spindle, Royal, Needle, Saw Palmetto and Sabal Palm
GRASSES: Lemon Grass, Sand Cordgrass, Miscanthus, Muhly and Fakahatchee Grass, Blue Flag Iris and Rain Lily
SHRUBS: Green and Silver Buttonwood, Buttonbush, Galberry, Walter's Viburnum, Screw Pine, Florida Anise, Yaupon and Buford's Holly, Leather Fern, Myrsine and Wax Myrtle. Note: Some of the shrubs and trees will need to be established in drier soil before in order to tolerate standing water for lengthy periods.
TREES: Red Maple, Pond Apple, Loblolly Bay, Dahoon Holly, Pop Ash, Sweetgum, Sweetbay Magnolia, Sycamore, and Pond Cypress