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Every spring, around mid May, we have several inquiries as to what kind of a tree is covered in pink blossoms. The tree in question is usually an ornamental flowering crabapple. Not only do these trees have spring blossoms (that work as a pollinator for other apple trees), several varieties have reddish bronze foliage through the summer & a nice orange red fall colour. These trees also bear small fruit that can be used for apple jelly, but is mostly left for the birds to feast on.
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These trees are a good selection for small areas as most grow 15 – 20 ft. high, with the weeping varieties reaching approximately 8-10 feet. Most are extremely hardy at zone 2 or 3
Come visit Richbar Nursery in early May to see these beauties in full bloom, and re-discover an old favourite!
Malus Big River Big River Flowering Crabapple Ht: 5m. Sp: 3m. Zone 3
Deep pink flowers are followed by purple-black fruit. Disease resistant. Pyramidal growth habit.
Malus Makamik Makamik Flowering Crabapple Ht: 8m. Sp: 8m. Zone 2
Rosy-red flowers are followed by purple-red fruit. Bronze-green coloured foliage. Nice ornamental tree.
Malus Morning Princess Morning Princess Flowering Crab Ht: 4.5m. Sp: 4.5m. Zone 3
Pink flowers & reddish bronze foliage on an upright form with weeping branches.
Malus Radiant-CVI Radiant Flowering Crabapple Ht: 6m. Sp: 6m. Zone 2
Foliage emerges purple-red & ages to green. Red buds open to deep pink blooms. Bright red, 1.3cm fruit.
Malus Red Jade Red Jade Flowering Crabapple Ht: 4.5m. Sp: 4.5m. Zone 4
Long, slender WEEPING branches. White flowers followed by glossy red fruit. Nice feature tree.
Malus Rosy Glo Rosy Glo Flowering Crabapple Ht: 2m. Sp: 2m. Zone 3
WEEPING growth habit. Purple-pink flowers are followed by purple-black fruit. Bronze coloured
foliage. Developed from a native Alberta tree.
Malus Selkirk Selkirk Flowering Crabapple Ht: Sp: Zone 3
Leaves emerge reddish & turn dark green w/ bronze cast. Bright scarlet fruit follows rosy coloured
Malus Spring Snow Spring Snow Flowering Crabapple Ht: 7.5m. Sp: 6m. Zone 4
White, fragrant spring flowers. DOES NOT PRODUCE FRUIT. Glossy green foliage.
Malus Thunderchild Thunderchild Flowering Crab Ht: 6m Sp: 5m. Zone 2
Purple leaves w/ red-purple fruit. Beautiful pink flowers appear before purple coloured foliage.