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Water Sucking Plants for a Berm

Posted by appleman1 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 4, 08 at 15:18

My backyard sits below adjacent properties and I am considering an elevated berm of dirt and plants to soak up water as well as route some of the water to a lower elevation. What type of plants should I consider that also do not loose their leaves in the winter?


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RE: Water Sucking Plants for a Berm

Besides the USA you need to tell us what Zone you live in, but the odds are great there will not be a lot of evergreens to chose from that soak up moisture.

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Perenneials


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RE: Water Sucking Plants for a Berm

I live in Missouri.


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RE: Water Sucking Plants for a Berm

Go to the Missouri Arboretum website and learn about evergreens that like moisture. I believe its called Kemper.
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantinfo.shtml. I don't beleive you'll have much luck locating evergreens so you may have to change your direction.

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Perennials


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