Plant Guide: Sun to Part Sun - Wet to Moist Soil

Trees, shrubs, vines and perennials that are naturally found in sun to part sun and wet to moist soils.
Plant Guide: Sun to Part Sun - Wet to Moist Soil - Articles
Plant Guide: Sun to Part Sun - Wet to Moist Soil

Red maple (Acer rubrum)

TREES

Scientific Name
Common Name
HeightLightMoisture
Acer rubrum
Red Maple
40-75 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Acer saccharun
Sugar Maple
60-80 ft
sun/pt. sunmoist
Betula nigra
River Birch
50-75 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/moist
Chionanthus virginicus
Fringe Tree
12-30 ft
sun/pt. sunmoist
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Green Ash
50-75 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/dry
Ilex opaca
American Holly
15-50 ft
sun/pt. sunmoist
Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweetgum60-100 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/dry
Morus rubra
Red Mulberry
35-60 ft
sun/pt. sunmoist
Nyssa sylvatica
Black Gum
30-75 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/dry
Oxydendrum arboreum
Sourwood20-30 ft
sun/pt. sunmoist
Platanus occidentalis
American Sycamore
75-100 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/moist
Quercus bicolor
Swamp White Oak
60-100 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/moist
Quercus palustris
Pin Oak
50-80 ft
sunwet/moist

SHRUBS

Scientific Name
Common Name
HeightLightMoisture
Amelanchier canadensis
Shadblow Serviceberry
10-20 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/moist
Aronia arbutifolia
(Photinia pyrifolia)
Red Chokecherry
6-12 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/dry
Aronia melanocarpa (Photinia melanocarpa)
Black Chokecherry
3-5 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/dry
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush6-12 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Cornus amomum
Silky Dogwood
6-12 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Cornus racemosa
Gray Dogwood
6-12 ftsun/shadewet/dry
Cornus sericea
Redosier Dogwood
6-12 ftsun/pt. sunwet/moist
Fothergilla gardenii
Dwarf Fothergilla
3-6 ft
sun/pt. sunmoist
Ilex verticillata
Winterberry
6-12 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Itea virginiana
Virginia Sweetspire
3-10 ft
sun/shadewet/moist
Physocarpus opulifolius
Ninebark
5-12 ftsun/pt. sunwet/dry
Rhododendron viscosum
Swamp Azalea
6-10 ftsun/pt. sunwet/moist
Rosa palustris
Swamp Rose
5-8 ft
sun/pt. sunwet/moist
Sambucus canadensis
American Elderberry
5-12 ftsun/shadewet/dry
Spiraea latifolia
Meadowsweet
3-6 ft
sun
moist
Vaccinium corymbosum
Highbush Blueberry
6-12 ftsun/pt. sunwet/dry
Viburnum dentatum
Arrowwood Viburnum
6-12 ftsun/shade
wet/dry
Viburnum nudum
Witherod Viburnum
6-20 ft
sun/shadewet/moist
Viburnum trilobum
American Cranberrybush Viburnum
6-12 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist

PERENNIALS

Scientific Name
Common Name
HeightLightMoisture
Anemone canadensis
Canada Anemone
1-3 ft
sun/shademoist
Asclepias incarnata
Swamp Milkweed
2-4 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Aster novae-angliae (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
New England Aster
2-6 ftsun/pt. sunMoist
Aster novi-belgii (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii)
New York Aster
1-4 ft
sun/pt. sun
Moist
Botonia asteroides
False Aster
3-4 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/dry
Carex spp,
Sedges
sun
wet/moist
Chelone glabra
White turtlehead
1-3 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Chelone lyonii
Pink turtlehead2-3 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Coreopsis rosea
Pink Coreopsis
1 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Eupatorium fistulosum
Joe-pye weed
3-8 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Filipendula rubra
Queen-of- the-prairie
3-7 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Geranium maculatum
Wild geranium
1-2 ft
sun/pt. sun
Moist
Helenium autumnale
Sneezeweed2-6 ftsun/shade
Moist
Iris versicolor
Blue Flag Iris
3-4 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Liatris spicata
Blazing star
2-5 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Liatris squarrosa
Gayfeather
1-3 ft
sun/pt. sun
Moist
Lillium canadense
Canada lily
2-6 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal Flower
2-4 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Lobelia siphilitica
Great Blue Lobelia
2-3 ftsun/shade
wet/moist
Mimulus ringens
Allegheny Monkey flower
2-3 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Monarda didyma
Bee Balm
2-5 ftsun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Phlox paniculata
Summer phlox
2-5 ft
sun/pt. sunMoist
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Blue-eyed grass
1-2 ftsun/pt. sun
Moist
Stokesia laevis
Stokes' aster
1-2 ftsun/pt. sun
Moist
Vernonia noveboracensis
New York ironweed
3-8 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Veronicastrum virginicum
Culver's root
3-6 ft
sun/pt. sun
wet/moist
Zizia aurea
Golden alexanders
1-3 ft
sun/shadewet/dry