Sunday, October 24, 2010

Choosing the Right Crabapple Tree for Your Landscape

Crabapples Are Available in a Variety of Sizes and Styles

Crabapple trees can make a lovely addition to your landscape or home orchard. But how do you choose the right one? There are so many varieties and styles to choose from. Often those home improvement stores that sell trees in the spring offer such limited information on the tag that making a choice can be daunting. We can get so caught up in spring fever that we make an impulse purchase forma store or mail order catalog without having given the decision the necessary thought.

Pick Your Spot

First, you need to know where you intend to plant your crabapple tree. Is it going in the orchard because you want edible fruit? Perhaps it is the focal point of your front or backyard. If you have a small area, that will also play a part in your decision. Are there utility lines that pass over the site? A taller variety would not work well there. Read More
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