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Hundredfold Canada

Wild Crabapple 10 Seeds by Hundredfold - Non-GMO Malus Flowering Crab Apple Fruit Tree, Specimen Plant, Attract Birds

Regular price $5.49 USD
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  • Showy white flowers blanketed the tree in spring
  • Striking golden fruits last into winter
  • Able to pollinate all apple trees
  • Need to plant at least two apple trees for cross-pollination
  • Attractive to songbirds, game birds, and deer, excellent for food plot

Crab apples are small flowering trees that provide a showy display in the spring landscape. In addition to the eye-catching buds and flowers, their foliage, and fruit make them attractive plants almost year-round. The fruits are favored by birds and small mamals. They are also edible to humans.

Hundredfold Note: Crab apples vs. Callery pears

Apples and pears belong to the same family of Rosaceae, consisting of many common fruit trees.  Although it is called a pear, Callery pear is highly unwelcome in Canada. Unfortunately, the area where I work is infested with Callery pears (aka, Bradford pears). These invasive trees freely help themselves along the highway, forming ugly canopies that block everything underneath. Furthermore, their offensive smell keeps many away. If you have a Callery pear in your place, yesterday would have been a good day to cut it down.

Luckily, this area has a few crab apples to decorate itself. Opposite to the Callery pears, crab apples do nothing but good. The bloom is nice and the fruits are scented. They also host an army of beneficial insects and birds. Replacing the invasive pears with crab apples would be the right thing to do, for the outlook of your landscape and your health.