Plant of the Week - May 3, 2012
Crabapples are an early season bloomer and should be in bloom or near bloom in most regions of western
Purple Spire Crabapples have an outstanding compact, columnar Crabapple with purple-green foliage, good disease resistance, sparse pink flowers in spring and purple fruit in fall. Purple foliage colour is especially intense in the fall.
Dreamweaver Crabapples are a beautiful narrow accent feature tree that fits today's smaller yards, great for highlighting entrances. Bright pink spring blossoms cover the plant from top to bottom with a glossy purple foliage lasts all season. In the fall you can enjoy the small purplish fruit.
The Thunderchild Crabapple variety is an upright, spreading tree with purple foliage and delicate pink flowers in spring followed by small red fruit. Orange-yellow fall colour and is very resistant to fireblight.
The Gladiator Crabapple is a small, columnar and highly decorative ornamental tree which bears masses of beautiful rosy pink spring blossoms. Dazzling purple foliage clothes the upright branches all season and small purple fruit adds late season interest.
If you are considering a tree that shows beautiful early spring colour that also has summer and fall interest as well, consider a Crabapple tree!