Trees for Wet Ground

There are numerous plants that are capable of surviving in damp ground situations but only a few that can cope with periods of flooding, here is our list.

Trees for Wet Ground

Trees tolerant of damp soil and flooding

  • Acer campestre (Field maple)
  • Acer negundo (Box elder)
  • Acer pseudoplatanus varieties (Norway maple)
  • Acer rubrum (Candian maple or red maple)
  • Acer saccharinum (Silver maple)
  • Alnus incana (Grey alder)
  • Alnus glutinosa (Common alder)
  • Alnus – other varieties (Alder)
  • Betula nana (Artic birch)
  • Betula nigra (River birch or red birch)
  • Betula pubescens (White birch)
  • Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)
  • Cercidiphyllum japonica (Katsura)
  • Catalapa bignoniodes (Indian bean tree)
  • Gleditsia triacanthos varities (Honey locust)
  • Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweet gum)
  • Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)
  • Platanas acerifolia (London plane)
  • Populus species & varieties (Poplar)
  • Prunus padus (Bird cherry)
  • Pterocarya fraxinifolia (Wing nut)
  • Quercus palustris (Pin oak)
  • Quercus robur (English oak)
  • Salix species & varieties (Willow)

Trees for Wet Ground

Shrubs tolerant of damp soil and flooding

  • Amelanchier lamarkii (Juneberry)
  • Aronia (Black chokeberry)
  • Clethra alnifolia (Sweet pepper bush)
  • Cornus alba (Dogwood)
  • Cornus stolonifera (Dogwood)
  • Euonymus europeaus (Spindle)
  • Gaultheria shallon (Heather)
  • Ilex verticillate (Winterberry)
  • Ledum palustre (Wild rosemary)
  • Rhamnus frangula (Alder buckthorn)
  • Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)
  • Sambucus nigra (Common elder)
  • Symphoricarpus albus (Snow berry)
  • Tamarix varieties (Tamarisk)
  • Vibernum opulus (Guelder rose or Water elder)