Trees for Heavy Soils

Selection of trees for heavy soils or which are prone to water logging or damp is fairly limited as there are only a number of trees that will tolerant these adverse conditions. Air and water are needed for tree roots to support healthy growth and saturated or heavy soils will have insufficient oxygen for healthy root function and may lead to decay.

Acer species (Maple)Acer platanoides Cleveland




Aesculus species (Horsechestnut)Aesculus hippocastanum Baumannii




Alnus species (Alder)Alnus incana




Betula species (Birch)Betula albosinensis Fascination




Carpinus species (Hornbeam)Carpinus betulus Lucas




Fraxinus species(Ash)Fraxinus excelsior Jaspidea




Liquidamber species (Sweetgum Tree)Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon




Magnolia species (Magnolia)Magnolia Spectrum




Pinus species(Pine)Pinus sylvestris




Prunus species (Cherry)Prunus serrulata Kanzan




Pterocarya (Wingnut)Pterocarya fraxinifolia




Quercus species (Oak)Quercus robur




Sorbus species (Rowan/Mountain Ash)Sorbus aucuparia Sheerwater Seedling




Tilia species (Lime)Tilia tomentosa Petiolaris




Feel free to contact us to with any queries you may have and we’re always happy to talk about our trees and offer advice. Nursery visits are welcome by appointment.