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Moisture Tolerance

The information regarding plants with moisture tolerance can be found under soil adaptability; however, in a moist situation it is extremely important to choose plants that will thrive rather than just survive. Thus we have a special section on MOISTURE TOLERANCE.

The following are some plants that tolerate MOIST SITUATIONS:

Scientific Name Common Name
Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red' Canada Red Cherry
Syringa reflexa X villosa James McFarlane Lilac
Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea' Bronze Leaf Ajuga
Pachysandra terminalis Japanese Spurge
Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' Techny Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis 'Pyramidalis' Pyramidal Arborvitae

The following are some plants that tolerate WET SITUATIONS:

Scientific Name Common Name
Acer negundo Box Elder Maple
Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' Red Sunset Maple
Acer saccharinum Silver Maple

See Plant Selection for additional information.

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