What are the best ornamental trees for Atlanta Ga?

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  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Dec 21, 2017
    You should check with the local greenhouse or florist in your area.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 21, 2017
    Dogwood, Cherokee rose, wisteria, oleander, crepe myrtle, and magnolia if you have ten years to wait. Boy, am I homesick. 😇

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 21, 2017
    Go to your local nursery and see what they are selling. They stock native plants that should do well in your region. The sales people should be able to guide you.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 22, 2017
    I agree with Fiddle. That way you can see the trees itself, and can be assisted in answering questions about how high the tree will grow, if it can grow in partial shade, etc.

  • Crepe myrtle is a beautiful tree; it has lovely blooms in the summer and beautiful bark that really shows up after the tree loses leaves in the fall. Be careful when buying plants from the garden centers. Many centers sell plants that people who have moved here from other climates ask for, but these plants die over time. Find out if the trees need other specific trees in order to bloom or produce fruit (some hollies, and fruit trees.) Every county has an agricultural extension office that can give advice about what does well in your area. Some even have plant swaps and plant sales where you can get free or low priced plants. Small trees cost less and often do well just because they acclimate to the soil immediately; you also do not have to dig a larger hole to plant a smaller tree. The National Arbor Society sells trees that are very cheap but tiny (when they arrive, plant immediately or they will die. Put a stake in the ground next to a small tree so that you do not cut it down when mowing the lawn.)

  • Beth Beth on Dec 22, 2017
    Thank you so very much for this information!

  • Elaine Hassen Elaine Hassen on Dec 24, 2017
    Crepe Myrtle, Redbud, Bradford Pears, Dogwood. all are beautiful