Plant of the Month: Adirondack Crabapple

With a mature width of solely 10-12’ and peak of 16-18’, the Adirondack Crabapple is the proper decorative tree for slender areas and formal gardens.  This “crab” is profusely lined with darkish carmine crimson buds within the spring that explode into aromatic, elegant white “apple blossom” flowers. It is among the heaviest flowering crabapples and requires just about no pruning.

Along with this, in the course of the summer time, the ‘Adirondacks’ upright behavior mixed with its darkish inexperienced leaves makes it the proper point of interest for any backyard.  Within the fall, its vivid orange-red fruit supplies a wonderful meals supply for our fine-feathered associates which persists into the winter.

Distinctive in kind, elegant in flower, colourful in fruit, the Adirondack Crabapple is a tree for all seasons. It has been described as a “almost good” crabapple and has acquired one of many highest scores for aesthetics by the Worldwide Decorative Crabapple Society.

Opposite to its identify, the Adirondack Crabapple is neither from the Adirondacks neither is it used for constructing Adirondack chairs.  It was imported from East Asia the place it’s goes by the widespread identify of chui si hai tang.



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