Are there any flowering trees growing less than 45 feet that do well in clay soil?
I'm looking for a tree for my backyard. There is already a brandford pear in the backyard that was given to us by our builder as a gift, but we want to add another tree opposite to it for more shade.
I live in Zone 8, my soil is poorly drained (you can sink in it, but my St. Augustine grass tend to not mind it at all ), and my PH is neutral to very slightly acidic. My soil is heavy red clay soil .
My big positives is a tree that is going to attract lots of wildlife like birds, butterflies, squirrels.
Yes, I know I'm crazy, but I love squirrels. There just isn't enough trees in my area for them to be running around in. They tend to hang out around the older parts of our community.