Red clover thrives well in a wide range of soils except very light, acidic or water-logged soil. It has a deep rooted system which makes it drought tolerant.
Red clover is an important component of clover/grass mixtures for one or two year conservation leys.
In most countries with a temperate climate, red clover is widely cultivated and tolerates low temperatures during winter. The tetraploid varieties are more vigorous and leafy in growth.