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Plants For Clay Soils

22nd March 2018 | Planting Advice

Clay Soil

Clay soils tend to be water-logged and heavy to work or dry, with a look of cracked concrete but also just as heavy to work! It can often be a well-nourished soil and can be eased of its weight by churning it as much as possible and frequently adding in multipurpose compost. If need you can also use pea gravel to help relieve any water-logged areas.


Examples of plants for clay soil

Trees: Acer, Aesculus, Alnus, Corylus, Crataegus, Eucalyptus, Laburnum, Malus, Populus, Prunus, Pyrus, Quercus, Salix, Sorbus, Tilia.

Shurbs: Abelia, Aucuba, Berberis, Buxus, Choisya, Cornus, Corylus, Cotoneaster, Eucalyptus, Euonymus, Forsythia, Hedera, Hypericum, Kerria, Leycesteria, Ligustrum, Osmanthus, Philadelphus, Potentilla, Ribes, Salix, Sambucus, Spireae, Syringa, Viburnum, Vinca, Weigela.

Climbers: Chaenomeles, Cotoneaster, Pyracantha.

Conifers: Abies, Cryptomeria, Metasequoia, Sequoidendron, Taxus, Thuja.

Perennials: Astilbe, Campanula, Geraniums,






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