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plants suitable for clay soil in Portugal

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I live 50 kilometrs north of Lisbon. Just moved into a house and the soil is clay. Can you advise the best plants/trees.
The climate is not as extreme as the Algarve.



I would suggest Phoenix and Trachycarpus palms and agaves, a few Cypresses for structure, bananas, cannas, olives, Bourgonvillea for colour, also Ipomea (morning glory) is a great climber with lots of flowers, or even a Grape Vine. Roses and lavender for a more English feel.

There are so many plants which would work there but not tolerate the frostiness of the UK climate

13 Feb, 2009

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