Tree selection is all about knowing your property and soil conditions. If your yard has a high water table or poor drainage it can be difficult to grow most types of trees. Typically, trees flourish when their root crowns are planted in high and dry locations because sitting in wet soil can cause roots to rot and the tree to die. However there are some tree varieties that are well-adapted to wet soil conditions. Such trees are typically natives of wetland areas and will thrive where most trees won't.

Top 10 Trees for a Wet Garden

Spp. indicates many species of this genus apply.

Selected Maples
Acer spp.
Birch
Betula spp.
Sweet Gum
Liquidambar styraciflua
Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora
Tupelo
Nyssia sylvatica
Poplar
Populus spp.
Selected Oak Species
Quercus spp.
Palmetto
Sabal palmetto
Willow
Salix spp.
Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum
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