Wednesday, September 21
Growing crab apple trees in the home garden can be a great option. They are very beautiful to look at and they enhance the look of your garden attracting many birds, squirrels, bees and wildlife.
These trees have colorful flowers which would add color to your landscape and would give you a relaxed feeling whenever you step into your garden. The vibrant pinkish flowers and chirping birds act as potential stress busters.
Prairie Fire Crab apples trees have green color foliage and the flowers bloom during spring season. They can adapt to fine as well as coarse textured soil and are highly resistant to drought. They have an active growth period during summers and spring season.
These trees are quite resistant to diseases and hardly suffer any fungal ailment unlike other ornamental trees. They are not very large and would not occupy a lot of space in your garden. They can grow up to a height of 20 feet and can spread about 15-20 feet. They have beautiful purple-red to pinkish flowers during summers and during fall the tree bears beautiful shiny red berries as soon as the petals are off.
Crab apples grow well in sun light however; it can grow in partially shaded areas as well. They are perennial plants and can grow in temperatures up to -38°F which makes them survive even in cold winters. The pH level required to grow them is 5.0–7.0. You can grow Prairie Crabapple in your garden with other plant which can give a good contrasting effect. Prairie crab apple trees do not require much water however; a moist and well drained soil is ideal for growing them. The tree can germinate from seeds however; you can plant them with root balls or bare root as well.
If you are planning to grow some colorful ornamental plants then think about Prairie Crab Apple which can be suitable for your garden.