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jints31 added on May 25, 2016 | Answered

I have very poor drainage in my backyard where the land slopes down (away from the house). I bought wax myrtle, thinking they could tolerate the moisture, but now I'm not so sure. I've looked into French drains/E-Z drains but can I still plant trees/shrubs near those?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 27, 2016

Wax Myrtle need a well draining soil, so they would not be a good choice if your soil is soggy or poorly draining.

Here are some articles that have more information for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/yard-drainage-problems.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/water-plants/wgen/water-tolerant-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/wet-soil-trees.htm

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