Maples & Flower Crabapple TreesThe following information will help you make the right choice for your site.
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Autumn Blaze: This fast growing, seedless hybrid is extremely hardy and has a very predictable fire engine red fall color. They hold their leaves well for an extended fall display. This tree can grow to 60ft high and 40ft wide in it’s maturity.
Plant in full sun and mulch from 1 foot away from the trunk out to 1 foot past the drip line of the tree.
Sugar Maple: This stately hardwood icon of the north woods is a slower grower, but worth the wait. It has lush green leaves providing shade in summer and gorgeous fall colors varying from yellow to orange to red. This long-lived tree can reach a height of 70ft with a 40ft wide crown in maturity. Full sun and mulch will keep this tree happy. Mulch from 1 foot from the trunk out to 1 foot past the drip line.
Flowering CrabapplesAll of our flowering crabs are selected for hardiness in zone 4 or colder and have fruit that stays on the tree through winter. Plant in the full sun and mulch 1 foot from the trunk out to 1 foot past the drip line.
Adams: Shape is rounded and dense. Can grow up to 25ft in height with up to a 20ft spread. Buddings are carmine and flower petals are bright pink. Fruits are glossy red and persistent.
Centurion: Can grow up to 25ft in height with up to a 15ft spread. Branches are upright. Buddings and flowers are red, fruit is a glossy pinkish-red. Has an upright columnar shape which creats a unique silhouette.
Foliage turns bronze-green in the summer.
Harvest Gold: Grows upright up to 20ft in height with up to a 15ft spread. Full in shape with pink buddings, white flowers, and dark green foliage. Fruit is bright yellow in the fall and turns burnt orange after the first frost.
Donald Wyman: Shape is rounded and full. Can grow up to 20ft in height with up to a 15ft spread. Beautiful white flowers and bright red and fruit that stays on the tree all year.
Foliage is a glossy dark green.
Louisa: A weeping tree that grows up to 15ft in height with up to a 15ft spread. Buddings are red and flowers are a true pink. Foliage is dark green. Fruit is golden yellow and attracts many birds.
Prairie Fire: Shape is upright and spreading. Can grow up to 20ft in height with up to a 20ft spread. Buddings are red and flowers are fuchsia. Fruit is maroon and foliage has a slight purple cast. This tree blooms later than most crabs and holds the flowers until late spring.