Crabapple - CARDINAL - new in 2019
Great city crabapple as our CARDINAL tree stays dwarf( 3 m) and fruit never drops to messy up lawns, etc. Plant several trees along property line or driveway for a beautiful hegde or visual screen. Over wintering birds like the Cardinal love the small fruit as a winter food source. Even whitetail deer will eat the small crab apples over winter when high nutrient food is needed to augment their diet of tree twigs.
Cardinal crabapple trees are hardy to zone 2 or colder so can be planted in coldest cities in Canada. The Cardinal's white floral display in spring is outstanding and the tree is even beautiful in winter when bright red fruit hangs on the bare branches.(see photo below)