Hardiness Zone: 7b
By Catherine from LaVergne, TN
Roses. They love a heavy soil like clay. It holds the water in, roses are heavy drinkers.
Tomatoes do very good in clay soil. Wish I had some here in AL, good luck.
I agree with 587 and add hostas of all kinds to that.
I live in zone 5b of Pennsylvania. I also have clay soil. I find that plants termed "invasive" in other areas do well for me here. I suggest old fashioned daylilies, hosta, lamium (dead nettle), azaleas and rhododendrons, purple (or other colored) coneflowers, phlox, creeping phlox, liatris, fairy roses, iris, mints, primroses, narcissus, crocus, goldenrod, and others you can find by websearch like Google.
Best of luck.
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We have a cabin in West Virginia and I want to plant some trees but have no clue what type are best. We have clay soil. Hope someone can help.
You did not mention the tree(s) location, sun, shade, etc, so here are a few ideas based on your Zone 6, and clay soil...near a street or heavily traveled zone with cars: Trident Maple, Dawn Redwood, Nootka Cypress; in the shade: White Oak, Red Oak, Sargent Cherry; Evergreens: Spruce, Sweet Bay Magnolia, White Pine; Flowering Tres: Bradford Pear, Flowering Cherry. For the clay soil, make sure you are raising the bed on which the tree lies for good drainage.
Some trees that are best suited to clay are:
Norway and Silver Maple
Ohio Buckeye and Horsechestnut
White, Black and Green Ash
European Larch and Tamarack
Apples and Crabapples
Aspen and Cottonwood
Bur Oak and Eastern Pin Oak
Swamp White Oak
Hope this information helps!
What grows good in clay soil in southern Alabama?