Loamy Soils: Plants for Fertile Soils

Soil is one of the key elements in producing healthy plants. The following list is oriented toward plants that do well in warm climates, but with care will thrive in all but the coldest zones. These plants do well in rich, fertile soils; additional amendments will enhance soil health, but good soil assures their productivity.

Trees, Plants, and Shrubs for Fertile Soils

Trees Shrubs Vines Herbaceous Plants
Acacia pendula
Acacia prominens
Barklya syringifolia
Bauhinia variegata
Bocconia frutescens
Calodendrum capense
Cercis siliquastrum
Diospyros kaki
Erythrina humeana
Eucalyptus caesia
Eucalyptus erythrocorys
Eucalyptus ficifolia
Fraxinus velutina
Jacaranda acutifolia
Juniperus torulosa
Macadamia ternifolia
Magnolia grandiflora
Paulownia tomentosa
Persea (species)
Phoenix reclinata
Phoenix reupicola
Pittosporum rhombifolium
Pittosporum undulatum
Quercus (species)
Sabal palmetto
Spathodea campanulata
Virgilia capensis
Vitex lucens
Abelia (check species)
Acokanthera spectabilis
Artbotrys uncinatus
Aucuba japonica
Azara microphylla
Bambusa multiplex
Berberis (species)
Brunfelsia calycina
Buddleia lindleyana
Cantua buxifolia
Cestrum (species)
Choisya ternate
Coronilla glauca
Duranta stenostachya
Eranthemum nervosum
Ervatamia coronaria
Erythrina crista-galli
Fatsia japonica
Feijoa sellowiana
Fuschia (species)
Grewia occidentalis
Hamelia erecta
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hydrangea macrophylla
Hypericum (species)
Ilex (species)
Illicium (species)
Iochroma (species)
Ixora chinensis
Jacobinia (species)
Murraea exotica
Nandina domestica
Phoenix roebelini
Pimelea ferruginea
Prunus lyoni
Raphiolepis (species)
Rhapis (species)
Ribes (species)
Russelia equisetiformis
Sambucus (species)
Sarcococca hookeriana
Solanum rantonneti
Sollya heterophylla
Streptosolen jamesoni
Tecoma (species)
Thevetia nereifolia
Thunbergia erecta
Viburnum (species)
Weigela florida
Zamia floridana
Agdesta clematidea
Artabotrys odoratissimus
Beaumontia grandiflora
Bomaria (species)
Boussingaultia baselloides
Clematis (species)
Clytostoma callistegioides
Dexantha unguis-cati
Gelsemium sempervirens
Hibbertia volubilis
Jasminum (species)
Lathyrus odoratus
Lonicera hildebrandtiana
Mandevilla suaveolens
Pandorea (species)
Phaedranthus buccinatorius
Podranea (species)
Stauntonia hexaphylla
Tecomaria capensis
Thunbergia (species)
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Acalpypha wilksiana
Acanthus (species)
Agapanthus africana
Agertum houstonianum
Alstroemeria (species)
Anagallis linifolia
Anemone (species)
Antirrhinum majus
Arum italicum
Aster amellus
Bergenia (species)
Brunsvigia rosea
Calceolaria (species)
Callistephus chinensis
Campanula (species)
Chrysanthemum morifolium
Cineraria cruenta
Clivia (species)
Collinsia (species)
Colocasia antiquorum
Crinum (species)
Cyanella orchidiformis
Cyclamen indicum
Cypella herberti
Cyperus (species)
Dahlia pinnata
Delphinium grandiflorum
Diascia barberae
Eucharis grandiflora
Eucomis undulata
Galtonia candicans
Heuchera sanguinea
Iris delta hybride
Iris japonica
Iris kaempferi
Ligularia kaempferi
Lobelia erinus
Malcomia maritima
Mathiola incana
Milla biflora
Narcissus pseudo-narcissus
Nemesia strumosa
Nerine (species)
Nicotiana alata
Petunia hybrida
Phlox drummondi
Physostegia virginiana
Rehmannia angulata
Salpiglossis sinuata
Strelitzia reginae
Tagets erecta
Tigridia pavonia
Torenia fournieri
Tritonia (species)
Veronica (species)
Viola (species)
Zantedeschia (species)
Zinnia elegans
Succulents
Aeonium (species)
Bernesia weinbergi
Echeveria (species)
Guzmania cardinalis
Hoya carnosa
Hylocereus triangularis
Kalanchoe (species)
Oliveranthus elegans
Othonna crassifolia
Pereskia aculeata
Sansevieria zeylanica
Trichocereus candicans
Zygocactus truncatus

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