evergreen tree for wet area

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Old 09-11-02, 02:41 PM
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evergreen tree for wet area

I have Leyland cypress on one side of my home which are dying
because the lawn does not drain well and I guess that they are being drowned. On the other side of my home I also have Leyland cypress but they are thriving. What can I plant in the wet area that is evergreen- for privacy. And will do well in a wet area?

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Old 09-11-02, 09:15 PM
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Bald cypress might work for you, but it's not evergreen.

You might want to read this post. I just don't know if these will work in your zone, so you may need to double check them.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...831226673.html

Good luck,
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Old 09-12-02, 10:11 AM
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How big are they? I lost 3 of my Leyland Cypress trees - I had planted 9 of them to provide privacy from the 2-story house that is only about 15 feet on the other side of my back fence. (My lot was nothing but grass - no trees, no beds, no fence - when I moved in.) Since my lot is a corner lot, my back property line seems to provide drainage for the houses on either side (damn grading contractor!). Before I realized what was happening, my trees started dying. And these trees are suppose to be so hardy! Anyway, I replaced the dying/dead trees, and in fact dug all of them up, filled the holes, and sat the tree root balls on top of the ground, and THEN used many bags of topsoil to mound around them, essentially "raising" them above the wetter area. I also mulched heavily, restricting the "drainage" area to a narrow line close to the fence. This was two years ago, and my trees are thriving now - greener than they have ever been, and now they are finally over the top of the fence.
 
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Old 09-12-02, 11:28 AM
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Yardnut,

Here's a site that will give you lots of info on different trees.

http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/index.htm

You might also want to contact your local extension service for info on what evergreens will do well in your area for wet conditions.

http://www.ext.vt.edu/

Hope that helps,
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Old 09-14-02, 07:18 PM
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Newt - thanks for the info...but I wasn't asking for help - I was attempting to help pfarnham. Since I have come to realize that plants actually can get too much water, My yard is thriving.
 
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Old 09-16-02, 06:23 PM
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Hi Yardnut,

Oops, sorry. Guess I didn't read that correctly.
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Old 09-17-02, 06:16 AM
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wet land trees

a spruce will live thrive in your wet areas
 
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Old 09-17-02, 07:47 AM
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leyland cypress

thanx for the help. I will build up a berm and then replant
 
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