The 12 inch diameter fruits persist on the branches and attract birds. Crabapples are popular trees closely related to apples but with smaller edible fruit.
By definition a crabapple is two inches 5 cm or less in dimeter while anything larger is just an apple.
Flowering crabapple tree fruit. Some ornamental crabapple trees produce small fruit others dont produce fruit at all. Stone fruits have single large seeds known as stones. It is also one of the biggest at 25 feet.
A 2 inch layer of mulch applied every spring provides sufficient nutrients for a crabapple tree. They start in spring clothing themselves in massive billows of bright blooms filling the air with their welcome fragrance. Cardinal is named for its deep red fruits which develop from rosy red blooms.
However ornamental crab apple trees have been bred for their beauty not the flavor of their fruit. Almonds are the large stones of small fruits that resemble peaches the pomme fruits such as apple and pear. Crabapple trees are fairly drought tolerant.
While it is a bit more susceptible to diseases than other crabapple trees it is still one of the toughest trees good for zone 2a. The flowering crabapple tree has purple red foliage that turns mottled orange and red in fall. Crabapple fruit is green or red.
All crab apples are edible. Most people choose crabapples for their smaller size and for the pretty white or pink flowers that they produce in spring. They may also differ in leaf color growth habit flowering time or flower color.
If not picked crabapples stay on the trees and retain their vibrant colors throughout winter. Flowering fruit trees without fruit. Some species and cultivars have orange and pink blushes.
Of secondary consideration is the fruit on a crabapple tree but most will produce them. Established flowering crabapple trees crabapple trees are drought resistant once established but they grow best if you water them when there is less than an inch of rain in a week during summer. The flowering crab apple tree is one of the most beautiful decorative trees.
Your gardens giving tree crabapple trees are one of the most giving trees in the garden. They can be low maintenance and versatile landscape plants often with more than one season of interest. The stone fruits such as almond apricot cherry peach plum and prune bloom very impressively this time of year.
Pink spires flowering crab grows a bit narrower than other trees to about 15 feet. The flowering crab apple tree flowering ornamental trees your garden can count on. The small fruits are 2 inches or fewer in diameter and the tree leaves are shorter and narrower than those of apple trees.
Crab apple trees have pretty flowers in the spring and gorgeous little apples in the autumn. These tiny crabapples are not poisonous and are perfectly edible.