Water Tolerant Shrubs

Water Tolerant Shrubs

It is a good idea to plant some water tolerant shrubs in your backyard if you are there are plenty of rain outside. Although most shrub plants can tolerate dry conditions, there are still some which can grow happily in damp environment. You should choose the right one to plan for your landscape of your home garden beforehand. If the precipitation in summer is high but there is very little rain in winter times, you should pick up the ones which can be resist water well while grow properly in dry climates too.

Currently, there are a few shrub plants which do well in wet areas. Thuja occidentalis is type plant originated from the rocky mountain areas which will suit for damp environments. It also have a variety of colors to choose from. Cephalanthus occidentalis is another type of water resistant plant which can even capable of growing in water. It can flower in autumn which is a great plus for its decoration functionalities. Yaupon is a small-leaf shrub suitable for warmer climates. It is a perfect choice for swamp areas or salty areas. Ledum groenlandicum is shrub type which prefers to grow in an area with plenty of water. It is an evergreen plant which is a good choice for putting some green color in your winter garden.

When watering the shrub in your backyard, please take of the watering point should be focused on the root zone instead of anywhere. Since the trunk of the shrub will not be responsible for absorbing water, the best position for watering the plant is the tips of the root. If trees grow in a lawn in your back garden, you should separate the watering for the grass the trees to avoid the formation of shallow roots.

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