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Picture an Adirondack chair -- low-slung and laid-back, made for reclining in on a lazy Summer day. OK, this Tree is nothing like that! Adirondack Flowering Crabapple is a distinctive specimen that grows profoundly upright, standing strong and proud. It lifts the eye up to the sky. Valued also for its exceedingly profuse flower display, Adirondack is a knockout in Spring. Rosy red buds burst open and soon the canopy is covered in large (for a Crabapple) white flowers. In Fall, glossy red fruits appear, which songbirds usually devour by Christmas. A fine, formal element.
There are hundreds of varieties of Crabapple Trees available, but most of the older selections have fallen by the wayside, replaced by newer Trees with superior ornamental qualities and greater disease resistance. Master plant breeder, Dr. Donald Egolf of the U.S. National Arboretum, developed Adirondack Flowering Crabapple. Selected from a group of 500 seedlings, it stood out not only for its unique form, but also for its unparalleled disease resistance. It was introduced to the public in 1987.
Adirondack Crabapple's pretty flowers are fragrant, too! Plant a pair of Trees on either side of a couple of Adirondack chairs, and create a cozy sitting area that's a treat for the eyes and nose.
How to Grow
The Adirondack Crabapple is easy to please and makes a good Tree for novice gardeners. Plant it in an open, sunny area with good air circulation. Adirondack isn't pick about soil and will grow even in heavy clay as long as drainage is adequate. Use the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System to keep your Tree well supplied with water during the establishment period, so it can develop a strong root system. In subsequent years, it will be relatively drought tolerant. Do any pruning directly after blooming, except for suckers that appear at the base of the Tree, which may be removed at any time.
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