Trees for Clay Soils

This is a reasonably long list of the trees that like growing on heavy clay soil.

We don’t grow all of them, this is intended to be a reference for garden projects big & small – don’t say we never treat you! But if any are of interest, please do look at our list of garden trees: most of the varieties that follow are there.

Acer – Maple & Sycamore: Browse all our Maples here.

Aesculus – Horse Chestnut: Horse Chestnut (Common), Briotti (Red Flowers), Baumannii (White Flowers)

Alnus – Alder: Browse all our Alders here.

Carpinus – Hornbeam: Browse all our Hornbeams here.

Crataegus – Hawthorn: Browse all our Hawthorns here.


Fraxinus – Ash: Fraxinus excelsior (No longer sold in the UK due to disease)

Ilex – Holly: Ilex aquifolium (Common), I. Argentea Marginata (Silver Variegated), Alaska (Female with Red Berries)

LaburnumLaburnum anagyroides Golden Rain

Malus – Apple: Crabapples, Eating Apples

Platanus – Plane: Platanus acerifolia (No longer sold in the UK due to disease)

Populus -Poplar: P. nigra Italica (Lombardy), P. balsamifera (Balsam), P. nigra betulifolia (Atlantic / Black), Populus nigra (Black), P. tremula (Aspen), P. Gaver (Hybrid), P. alba (White)

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