Trees for wet ground

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Trees for wet ground

There are numerous trees that can survive in damp, moist ground locations, but only a few that can cope with periods of flooding. Here are The Tree & Hedge Company’s recommendations of trees for wet ground.

D = Tolerant of damp ground
S = Tolerates short floods
L = Tolerates long floods

  • Field maple / Acer campestre – S
  • Box elder / Acer negundo – S
  • Norway maple / Acer pseudoplatanus varieties – S
  • Red maple / Acer rubrum – L
  • Silver maple / Acer saccharinum – L
  • Alder species & varieties / Alnus – L
  • Horse chestnut / Aesculus hippocastanum – S
  • River birch / Betula nigra – S
  • White birch / Betula pubescens – S
  • Hornbeam / Carpinus betulus – S
  • Katsura tree / Cercidiphyllum – S
  • Indian bean tree / Catalpa bignoniodes – S
  • Turkish hazel / Corylus colurna – S
  • Honey locust / Gleditsia triacanthos varieties – S
  • Sweet gum / Liquidambar styraciflua – L
  • Tulip tree / Liriodendron tulipifera – S
  • Dawn redwood / Metasequoia glyptosroboides – S
  • Swamp cypress / Taxodium distichum – L
  • White cedar / Thuja occidentalis – S
  • Western red cedar / Thuja plicata – S
  • Scots pine / Pinus sylvestris – D
  • London plane / Platanus acerifolia – L
  • Poplar species / Populus – L
  • Bird cherry / Prunus padus – L
  • Wing nut / Pterocarya fraxinifolia – L
  • Pin oak / Quercus palustris – S
  • English oak / Quercus robur – S
  • Willow species and varieties / Salix – L
  • Small-leaved Lime / Tilia cordata – S

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