A Guide To Flowering Crabapples

If you’ve been admiring the stunning display of clouds of beauty in the greater Atlanta area lately, you might not be surprised to learn that Crabapple LandscapExperts have a soft spot for flowering Crabapples!

Springtime brings forth a mesmerizing spectacle of blooming Pear Trees, Cherries, and, of course, flowering Crabapples. These delightful trees belong to the botanical Rose Family, boasting five petals and a cluster of yellow stamens at their center. They burst into bloom on bare branches even before the leaves make their appearance, usually in early March.

THE CRABAPPLES IN PARTICULAR showcase pink or rose buds that unfurl into a sea of white and paler shades, creating enchanting pink and white billows of apple blossoms that grace the landscape for several weeks.

WHAT SETS CRABAPPLES APART from other ornamental trees is their incredible variety. With over 35 species and 700+ named varieties to choose from, the options are endless! If you’re unsure of which flowering ornamental tree to select for your landscape, don’t worry.

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS  are here to guide you. Among the preferred choices are the Asian crab apple specimens, known for their vibrant fruits that last well into winter, providing a much-needed food source for over-wintering birds.

When it comes to size and shape, flowering crabapples offer immense diversity. While some can reach towering heights of up to 50 feet, the majority are small ornamental trees, ranging from 15 to 25 feet in height.

THE HABITS OF FLOWERING CRABAPPLES INCLUDE vase-shaped, weeping, spreading, columnar, and pyramidal forms, which means there are countless opportunities to incorporate them into your landscape design. And if you’re worried about their adaptability to Georgia’s hot and humid
climate, fear not!

CRABAPPLE BREEDERS INVEST HEAVILY in extensive breeding programs, resulting in numerous tree selections that are resistant to diseases and insect attacks. This means you can enjoy the beauty of these trees without the hassle of constant maintenance.

So, whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your garden or create a stunning focal point in your landscape, consider the beauty and versatility of flowering crabapples. With the guidance of Crabapple LandscapExperts, you’ll find the perfect tree that not only enhances your outdoor space but also brings joy and wonder to your surroundings.

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