Trees that are tolerant of wetter soils and growing conditions! Trees for wetland areas, riparian zones, and other locations.
Autumn Blaze maple is an excellent and very popular Red & Silver Maple hybrid is an upright, fast-growing, deciduous shade tree with outstanding blazing fall colors. It is one of the very best autumn and fall color maple trees. This variety is fast growing, tolerates clay, and wet soils. You will be very happy with these spectacular trees!
Betula 'Cully' is a special cultivar with white and peach colored exfoliating bark. Please note that we sell the single trunk version only and these particular trees can grow up to 3' - 4' per year. They are hardy, more resistant to insects and disease, well adapted to wet soils, and are fast growing. They also provide some screening with their branching.
Sweetbay Magnolia trees produce fragrant white flowers and brilliant red seed pods at the end of summer. This gorgeous tree is very fragrant and is a must-have for well designed landscapes! It blooms from May through July with beautiful white flowers that are so fragrant and just a constant reminder about the true beauty of nature. It is also a wildlife tree an attracts birds feeding on its red seeds in August and September. These grow to good sized trees and a great value of beauty for the price.
Dawn Redwood is a magnificent deciduous tree. It has gorgeous soft green needles, and is a fantastic and inspiring tree to see and grow. Dawn Redwood is a magnificent deciduous tree, and is a relative of the California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), diverging around 150 million years ago. Dawn redwood prefers a wetter environment to grow, and it needs full sun to grow its best when it is a larger tree. We start these as 'understory' trees and they love the high open canopy above them giving the good indirect light. It does best in moist to wet soils, so it can be a good choice for large rain garden locations. As with all trees a good organic planting location would be ideal for these trees.
The Tupelo, Sour Gum, or Blackgum Tree is an American Native Tree. It is a wetlands and wildlife tree that has fabulous fall color leaves well into November in zone 6. It is a medium to fast growing tree especially with regular fertilization. It is a dioecious tree requiring both male and female of the species to fruit. The small fruits mature to a dark blue and are attractive to birds and wildlife. This tree has spectacular scarlet fall color. The genus name comes from Nysa or Nyssa, one of the water nymphs. It is a great all around and hardy tree growing in zones 3 - 9, and handles wetlands and forested areas well.
The American Sycamore is a great American native tree known for its majestic size, and multi-color bark. It is a much loved tree with great historic interest, and has strong winter and all season appeal. This is a large beautiful fast growing shade tree commonly seen along stream banks and in low areas. It does need regular moisture to establish itself. These trees are often grown in tree lines to create impressive lines of the majestic trees. This year's crop is growing very straight and are quite amazing. Customers considering these trees should buy now. Highly recommended tree!
The swamp white oak has greater tolerance to wet areas and displays really beautiful multi-color leaves in the fall that are unique and inspiring. This is a beautiful tree to be seen and is native to USDA zones 3 - 9.