Fruit Suggestions for Difficult Location
I'm trying to identify fruit trees or bushes that can tolerate the following somewhat difficult conditions...
Partial shade (3-4 hours of morning sun) early in life with the addition of a couple of hours of midday sun once they reach 6' to 8'
Well drained clay loam soil that's frequently very dry in the summer
Root competition from nearby mature trees (primarily oaks and cedars to the west and southwest)
I'm successfully growing wineberries in this area, but I'd like to add some larger trees or fruiting bushes. Easy care is my top priority, so I'm considering...
Pawpaw (too dry?)
Elderberry (too dry?)
Jujube (not enough sun?)
Does anyone have experience growing any of these in similar conditions? Am I overlooking any other good candidates?