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Wet sun trees include small deciduous trees starting at 15 feet going up to very large trees reaching over 80 feet. Part sun trees require 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, while full sun trees require more than 6 hours.

Note that, in each list, trees from different climate zones with different growing conditions may be mixed together. Before making a final choice on any given tree, always check all its characteristics to ensure it is the right tree for the right place.

Small part sun wet trees

Small part sun wet trees (15 to 30 feet) require between 4 and 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry
Amelanchier canadensis Shadblow Serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny Serviceberry
Amelanchier x grandiflora Apple Serviceberry
Hamamelis vernalis Vernal Witchhazel
Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Magnolia
Salix discolor True Pussy Willow

Medium part sun wet trees

Medium part sun wet trees (30 to 50 feet) require between 4 and 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Alnus glutinosa Common Alder
Nyssa sylvatica Black Tupelo
Salix x blanda Wisconsin Weeping Willow

Large part sun wet trees

Large part sun wet trees (50 to 80 feet) require between 4 and 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Acer saccharinum Silver Maple
Nyssa sylvatica Black Tupelo

Very large part sun wet trees

Very large part sun wet trees (80 feet and over) require between 4 and 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Acer saccharinum Silver Maple

Small full sun wet trees

Small full sun wet trees (15 to 30 feet) require more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Acer negundo Boxelder
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry
Amelanchier canadensis Shadblow Serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny Serviceberry
Amelanchier x grandiflora Apple Serviceberry
Hamamelis vernalis Vernal Witchhazel
Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Magnolia
Salix discolor True Pussy Willow

Medium full sun wet trees

Medium full sun wet trees (30 to 50 feet) require more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Acer negundo Boxelder
Alnus glutinosa Common Alder
Nyssa sylvatica Black Tupelo
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak
Salix x blanda Wisconsin Weeping Willow
Salix matsudana Dragon’s Claw Willow

Large full sun wet trees

Large full sun wet trees (50 to 80 feet) require more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Acer saccharinum Silver Maple
Betula nigra River Birch
Nyssa sylvatica Black Tupelo
Quercus palustris Pin Oak

Very large full sun wet trees

Very large full sun wet trees (80 feet and over) require more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and can thrive in wet soil.

Scientific name Common name
Acer saccharinum Silver Maple

Consider visiting our Wet sun plants page, where you will find general information on wet sun trees but also on other plants that grow well in wet sunny locations.

Have you considered all the options available to you? If not, then have a look at our Landscaping plants page.

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