Ornamental Tree (Wet Conditions)

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jimbuck, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. jimbuck

    jimbuck LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 15

    Can anyone recommend any ornamental trees that will do well in the northeast that thrive in wet conditions?

  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Here is a list from my supplier.

    Acer rubrum, Amelanchier, Betula nigra, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Gleditsia triacanthos inermis, Liquidambar styraciflua, Magnolia virginiana, Nyssa sylvatica, Quercus palustris, Salix, Ulmus americana......

  3. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 218

    Red maple, Shadblow, River Birch, Ash, Thornless Honeylocust, Sweetgum, Sweet Bay Magnolia, Black Tupelo?, Pin Oak, Willow, American Elm...

    How did I do?

    I would also recommend Red Twig Dogwood, Clethra, Larch, Fothergilla, and Cornelian Cherry. It will take a little more research to see which will do best in our situation.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    look at a swamp. What do you see? Black spruce, Red and White Cedars, etc.
  5. jimbuck

    jimbuck LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 15

    Thanks for your help.


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