Native Trees and Shrubs for Pa. and NJ
Native trees tolerant of wet soils are special group of trees.
These trees are able to be in soils that retain water for
sometimes weeks on end. I have compiled this list to help you
find suitable trees for the north east. This is not a complete
list but one of common EZ to plant nursery stock, but these
plants should do well in most of Pa. and NJ.
Red and silver maple (Acer rubrum, A. saccarinum)
River Birch Trees a tree for wet areas!!!! (Betula nigra)
Ash (Fraxinus spp.) Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) Swamp white
oak (Quercus bicolor) Sycamores (Platanus spp.)
Native shrubs tolerant of wet soils: Red osier dogwood (Cornus
sericea) Leatherwood (Dirca palustris) Winterberry (Ilex
verticillata) Sparkleberry holly A great berry producer!!!
Inkberry (Ilex glabra) Pussy willow (Salix discolor)
Willow Trees Trees for wet areas!!!!
Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)
Spicebush my long time favorite!!
Black Chokeberry produces great berry crops for the birds!!
You can see more plant info at my web site