Crabapple trees make a delightful addition to any landscape and offer many varieties that give an attractive appearance to your yard, especially when in full bloom. Certain varieties of crabapple trees grow crabapples and others don’t. All varieties have beautiful blooms, ranging in color from white to pink to stunning red. The color of the crabapple itself can be greenish-yellow,orange, orange-red, bright red, and maroon apples. The leaves vary in color depending on season of the year. For limited space, there are dwarf varieties of crabapple that are attractive and produce gorgeous blooms. When picking out which crabapple tree to grow in your yard, be sure to take into account the size you want, whether you prefer fruit-bearing or non-fruit-bearing, the color of the fruit, the shape (which varies by species), and the color of the blossoms.
- Crabapples are beautiful and versatile tree that lends itself to many backyards
- Figuring out what variety you want can be a challenge as you decide between color, size and fruit
- A simple start is whether you want the flower or the fruit, since some varieties come with no functional fruit.
“Picking a crabapple tree is a bit of a challenge, however, because this versatile tree is available in a tremendous range of flower color, leaf color, fruit color, size and shape.”