Trees and Shrubs 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 tolerant of damp soil and flooding

  • Acer campestre
    Field maple
  • Acer negundo
    Box elder
  • Acer pseudoplatanus varieties
    Norway maple
  • Acer rubrum
    Candian maple / 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 / 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 and Shrubs for Wet Ground

Shrubs tolerant of damp soil and flooding

  • Amelanchier lamarkii
    -
  • Aronia
    Black chokeberry
  • Clethra alnifolia
    Sweet pepper bush
  • Cornus alba
    Dogwood
  • Cornus stolonifera
    Dogwood
  • Euonymus europeaus
    Spindle
  • Gaultheria shallon
    -
  • Ilex verticillata
    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 / Water elder