Plant Care Tips : Plants for Moist Locations

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Yards with poor drainage or high water table often require plants that thrive in moist conditions. There are several varieties of plants that do exceptionally well with this soil condition.


  • Andromeda polifolia (Bog Rosemary)
  • Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry)
  • Clethra alnifolia (Summersweet)
  • Cornus alba (Redtwig Dogwood)
  • Cornus sericea (Redosier Dogwood)
  • Hamamelis vernalis (Vernal Witchhazel)
  • Ilex glabra (Inkberry)
  • Itea virginica (Sweetspire)
  • Rhodoendron viscosum (Swamp Azalea)
  • Salix sp (Willow)
  • Vaccinium sp (Blueberry)
  • Viburnum dentaturn (Arrowwood Viburnum)
  • Viburnum opulus (Cranberrybush Viburnum)


  • Acer rubrum (Red Maple)
  • Amelanchier candanesis (Serviceberry)
  • Betula nigra (River Birch)
  • Chamaecypars thyoides (Atlantic Whitecedar)
  • Chionanthus virginicus (White Fringetree)
  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Green Ash)
  • Larix deciduas (Common Larch)
  • Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay)
  • Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)
  • Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak)
  • Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)
  • Salix sp (Willow)
  • Taxodium distichum (Baldcypress)
  • Ulmus American (American Elm)