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Wet shade evergreens include small evergreens under 4 feet in height, medium evergreens between 4 and 8 feet and large evergreens reaching over 8 feet. Part shade plants require 2 to 4 hours of direct sunlight per day, while full shade plants require less than 2 hours.

Note that, in each list, evergreens from different climate zones with different growing conditions may be mixed together. Before making a final choice on any given plant, always check all its characteristics to ensure it is the right evergreen for the right place.

Small wet shade evergreens for part shade

Small part shade wet evergreens (under 4 feet) require between 2 and 4 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Ilex glabra Inkberry
Kalmia angustifolia Sheep Laurel
Rhododendron canadense Rhodora
Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea
Rhododendron atlanticum Coast Azalea

Medium wet shade evergreens for part shade

Medium part shade wet evergreens (between 4 and 8 feet) require between 2 and 4 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Ilex glabra Inkberry
Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea

Large wet  shade evergreens  for part shade

Large part shade wet evergreens (over 8 feet) require between 2 and 4 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Rhododendron arborescens Sweet Azalea

Small wet  shade evergreens for full shade

Small full shade wet evergreens (under 4 feet) require less than 2 hours of direct sunlight per day (don’t forget that these aren’t endives – they do need light) and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name Type
Ilex glabra Inkberry

Medium wet  shade evergreens for full shade

Medium full shade wet evergreens (between 4 and 8 feet) require less than 2 hours of direct sunlight per day (don’t forget that these aren’t endives – they do need light) and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Ilex glabra Inkberry

Consider visiting our Wet shade plants page, where you will find general information on growing plants in wet shady locations.

Have you considered all the options available to you? If not, then have a look at our Landscaping plants page.

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