QuestionsHow to growTrees and ShrubsChoosing trees and shrubsHedge 0 Vote Up Vote Down Kathleen asked 11 years ago What hedge would be suitable to Plant in damp/wet soil. Is it to late to plant hedge now? 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago There is no common hedge that likes wet soil. Hornbeam tolerates heavy land and holly is tolerant of heavy soil but not wet soil. If water gathers in a hole and stays there it is too wet for these trees. Alder is tolerant of wet soil and could be made into a rough hedge.