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Wet sun evergreens include small evergreens under 4 feet in height, medium evergreens between 4 and 8 feet and large evergreens reaching over 8 feet. Part sun plants require 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, while full sun plants require more than 6 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 part sun wet evergreens

Small part sun wet evergreens (under 4 feet) require between 4 and 6 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 part sun wet evergreens

Medium part sun wet evergreens (between 4 and 8 feet) require between 4 and 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Ilex glabra Inkberry
Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea

Large part sun wet evergreens

Large part sun wet evergreens (over 8 feet) require between 4 and 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Rhododendron arborescens Sweet Azalea

Small full sun wet evergreens

Small full sun wet evergreens (under 4 feet) require more than 6 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
Vaccinium macrocarpon American Cranberry

Medium full sun wet evergreens

Medium full sun wet evergreens (between 4 and 8 feet) require more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Ilex glabra Inkberry
Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea

Large full sun wet evergreens

Large full sun wet evergreens (over 8 feet) require more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Rhododendron arborescens Sweet Azalea

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

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