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Wet and Dry Tolerant Trees & Shrubs

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There may be certain areas of your yard where it isn’t possible to amend the soil or increase drainage to improve planting conditions. For these extra tough areas, consider the following trees and shrubs which are tolerant of more extreme conditions.

 

VERY MOIST CONDITIONS

TREES

River Birch (Betula nigra)
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Northern Pin Oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Laurel Willow (Salix pentandra)
Weeping Willow (Salix alba tristis)

SHRUBS

Clethra (Clethra alnifolia)
Coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus)
Ivory Halo Dogwood (Cornus alba)
Greytwig Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)
Isanti Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera)
Redtwig Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
Snowberry (Symphoricarpos)
European Compact Viburnum (Viburnum opulus compacta)
Dwarf Arctic Blue Willow (Salix purpurea ‘nana’)
Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

VERY DRY CONDITIONS

TREES

Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
Showy Mountainash (Sorbus decora)
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

SHRUBS

Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Russian Peashrub, Walker (Caragana arborescens ‘Walker’)
Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa)
Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
Cutleaf Sumac (Rhus typhina laciniata)
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Gro-Low Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Tamarix (Tamarix pentandra)
Mohican Viburnum (Viburnum lantana)

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