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The ATP Top 50 Trees and Shrubs

By dave
July 5, 2014

Let's open Trees and Shrubs week with a list of the most popular of these woody plants in our database. There are a lot of great plants in this list!

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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 4, 2014 7:39 PM CST
Thanks for sharing these lists with us, Dave. I always look forward to them.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 4, 2014 7:46 PM CST

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I'm glad you like them, Sharon. Smiling I like them, too. I actually get a huge amount of enjoyment putting them together. Thumbs up
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 4, 2014 8:06 PM CST
Sometimes the lists really surprise me. Black Walnut in this one for instance..... I would think the juglone would make it unpopular. Ponytail palm was a surprise too, that people like it so much, they grow in as a houseplant.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 4, 2014 8:36 PM CST
Very interesting list! Some I was expecting and some were quite the surprise! I was very happy to see Hot Lips Salvia in the countdown. I have a hedge of them in my backyard along the picket fence. They are one of the Ruby-throated hummingbirds favorite nectar plants in my yard. The "boys" fight over territorial rights to that area when they are over-wintering here in FL.

I currently have 11 of the 50 plants in my yard, but if I counted all the ones I used to have, I could add 10 more! Many I can't grow here in FL. but I sure wished I could.

Dave - I was surprised Crape Myrtle trees weren't in that list????!!! Blinking
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Marilyn
Jul 5, 2014 12:14 AM CST
Sharon said:Thanks for sharing these lists with us, Dave. I always look forward to them.


I agree Thumbs up

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 5, 2014 6:41 AM CST

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beckygardener said:Dave - I was surprised Crape Myrtle trees weren't in that list????!!! Blinking


For some reason, we don't have a lot of active crepe myrtle fans on the site so the Lagerstroemias can't compete with all the other nice trees that everyone is posting photos and comments about.

But, there's a rumor going around that I might be posting a top 10 crepe myrtles article this week. Green Grin!
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 5, 2014 6:43 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Thumbs up
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jul 5, 2014 10:32 AM CST
That sounds good. We love crepe myrtles. Thumbs up
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 5, 2014 10:33 AM CST
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 5, 2014 2:20 PM CST
dave said:There's a rumor going around that I might be posting a top 10 crepe myrtles article this week. Green Grin!
Hurray! We southerners love our Crepe Myrtles!

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