There are few plants that create greater intrigue or visual impact during all four seasons than the flowering crabapple. In the spring all eyes are enticed with delicate colors offered by emerging leaves and buds. Unopened flower buds may hint of one color and as flowers open, other hues are revealed in a spectacular floral display. As flowers fade the rich foliage offers another subtle contribution to the landscape.
As autumn arrives crabapple foliage and fruit transform to match the vibrant colors of an artist’s palette. Falling leaves reveal the glorious color of the fruit. The snow of winter accents fruit, branches, and tree shape. It is no wonder crabapples are called “jewels of the landscape.
Single white flowers. Red fruit.
Malus Ionensis Plena
Single pink flowers. Green foliage.
Malus Jack Humm
Single white flowers. Green foliage.
Red flowers. Crimson in bud.
Rounded tree, red glossy oval fruit. 4 – 5m