Suggestions for clems in Colorado
I've searched the older threads and not found much recent on varieties that will do well in my zone. I'm 30 miles north of Denver, about 5,600 ft. altitude. My soil is clay, alkaline loam with a ph of 7.9. We normally get about 13 inches of precip. a year, but got 26 inches last year. There doesn't seem to be a "normal" year anymore. We had been in drought conditions from 04 to 08. Most of the property is full sun, so I'll probably have to use retaining wall block or landscape timbers to "keep their feet in the shade". I don't mind amending the soil with peat and compost, but would prefer to choose a variety or two that tolerates my soil. The clems would mostly be paired with pink roses. Can you offer me any suggestions?