Annual Flowers and Flowering Crabapples

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAColor abounds here at Knecht’s Nurseries.   We are fully stocked with a wide selection of annual flower and vegetable liners, specialty annuals, hanging baskets and patio planters.  Soil temperatures are warming, so this should be an excellent time to finish planting warm season annual flowers and veggies.

The beautiful blossoms of the flowering crabapples are at their peak this week.  Dwarf flowering crabs that are highly disease resistant are a great choice for smaller spaces in the landscape.  With very good resistance to leaf blemishing scab, these dwarf flowering crabs maintain a modest size while providing a very nice show of spring blossoms.

My three favorite dwarf flowering crabs are Tina Dwarf White Crab, Coralburst Dwarf Pink Crab and the Firebird Dwarf White Crab.  With mature heights of 8 feet to 12 feet, these three varieties require very little pruning and grow well in a wide variety of soil types.  These trees should be planted in well-drained soil and full sun to a half day of sun.  They are sure to please for years to come!