Having trees that grow in clay soil can be hard unless you plant tree types that can endure compact, hard soil. Clay soil has tinier pores than sandy soil. Clay soil doesn't offer excellent drainage though some small tree types will resist those demanding conditions.
Trees That Grow in Clay Soil
Some little clay-tolerant evergreen trees have an assortment of foliage types. The Guajillo grows over 10 feet high and has green leaves that look like skinny ferns. The Golden Wattle is a tall evergreen, flourishing over 20 feet high with lance-shaped leaves. The Christmas palm evergreen brings a tropical elegance to landscapes with its customary palm tree appearance.
The pineapple guava tree grows over 20 feet tall and endures lousy soil conditions like clay soil. The flower petals and the fruit are edible. The black calabash fruit tree develops over 20 feet tall and generates green edible fruit. The Coppertone loquat survives in clay soil, flourishes up to 30 feet tall, and creates small orange fruit.
Little trees that grow in clay soil and create showy flowers include some Nerium oleanders. These trees withstand lousy soil conditions and necessitate little water. While a couple is shrubs, others can flourish over 25 feet tall. Oleanders produce single and double flowers in yellow hues, red hues, and pink hues.
The "California Glory" is a flannel bush hybrid with yellow blooms, develops over 25 feet tall, and endures many soil types, including clay. The Toyon is a drought-tolerant flowering tree that extends over 20 feet tall and produces red berries and white flowers.
Clay-tolerant deciduous trees include species like the trident maple. This little deciduous tree has traditional maple-styled leaves that become energetic yellows and reds before dropping off. Other deciduous maples include the Phoenix and fern leaf full moon maple. Even though these trees require lots of water, the evergreen dogwood grows in clay, has oval green leaves, and grows around 25 feet high.
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