May 19, 2021· >>Palm Trees >>Palm Tree Help & Advice >>Potting Soil For Palm Trees. POTTING SOIL For Palm Trees Making Palm Tree Potting Soil. by Phil Bergman . This articles describes workable soils for palm trees and shows the preparation that we use at our nursery. We use it as a "universal soil" on all of the palms we grow.
Diane recommends planting the palm tree “using a mixture of native soil, compost, and expanded shale”. Expanded shale helps to aerate the clay and quite frankly, was not something I had thought of using. In the case of palm trees, she recommended using liberal amounts of expanded shale in the soil mixture.
Aug 23, 2016· When planting a palm in dense clay or other compacted soil it is beneficial to thoroughly mix in some good organic matter such as bagged top soil, sand, and/or small gravel at a 50/50 ratio with the soil removed from the planting hole. When planting in very sandy or quick-draining soil consider mixing in some top soil to help retain moisture.