Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Is the Crabapple the Best Tree for the Suburban Garden? Pictures of White and Pink Crabapple Blossoms

I love all of my spring flowering trees, but I have a special love for my two crabapple trees, one white and one pink. They have beautiful flowers, an attractive shape, and fruit that provides winter interest and food for the birds. What more could you ask for?
The white crabapple tree replaced a dying Japanese Maple and is a year-round focal point in the Egg Garden. For a picture of this tree in winter with the crabapple fruits, click here.
The pink crabapple is located outside of the Children's Garden. For some reason, the pink tree has grown twice as fast as the white one. Also, the birds love to nest in this particular tree.


Janet said...

I am fond of the pink one, and the fact that it grows faster is a big plus!!

VW said...

My 6 Spring Snow crabapples are blooming for the first time in my yard and are pure sweetness! Our neighborhood is filled with stinky flowering pears, so I especially appreciate the pleasant fragrance that wafts over from the crabapples.

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