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  • Morning Princess Crab

    A unique and graceful crabapple, ideally suited to the smaller urban garden. 'Morning Princess' has an upright habit with descending side branches. The foliage is burgundy with some green shading adding a color accent to the landscape all season. Attractive pinkish-red blossoms in spring are later replaced with persistent, purple ornamental fruits. (CPBR 0665)

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  • Lollipop® Crab

    Lollipop® has a form unlike any other crab apple. Covered with white flowers in spring, followed by abundant gold-amber fruit in autumn. Shows good resistance to scab, cedar apple rust and mildew. A Lake County 'ZAM' introduction.

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  • Indian Summer Crab

    From the same cross as Malus Centurion®, this crab has attractive rose-red flowers in spring that fade to a lavender-red, followed by bright red fruit 3/4" in diameter. A tree with excellent disease resistance, it is also an excellent pollinator for 'Honeycrisp' apple.

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  • Red Jewel® Crab

    An American Garden Cole introduction, this beautiful red-fruited, white-flowering crab is a lovely tree for year-round interest in the landscape. After freezing, the cherry red fruit shrivels and darkens, but hangs on the tree until February or March. Foliage is dark green.

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  • Donald Wyman Crab

    This highly rated disease resistant crab has a nice rounded shape as wide as it is tall. The summer foliage is a glossy, dark green. Abundant, showy, persistent red fruits contrast well against late fall and winter landscapes. 2001 Cary Award Winner.

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  • Brandywine® Crab

    In spring, this crab blooms about 7 to 10 days later than oriental crabs, and is covered with fragrant, double pink flowers that give it the appearance of being draped in rosebuds. The large green leaves have a distinct burgundy overcast, while fruit is large and yellow. A Lake County 'ZAM' Introduction.

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  • Camelot® Crab

    This dwarf cultivar has a nice compact form and thick, leathery dark green leaves with an overcast of burgundy. The flowers open from red buds to blooms of fuchsia pink on white, to be followed by rich burgundy fruit. A Lake County 'ZAM' introduction, it is disease resistant.

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  • Adams Crab

    Highly rated for disease resistance, this crab has carmine buds that open to single pink blooms. In spring, new foliage emerges green with a red tint, retaining a very slight tinge when mature. Fall color is a beautiful orange-red, topped by persistent carmine-red fruit.

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  • Adirondack Crab

    Highly rated for both aesthetics and disease resistance by the International Ornamental Crabtree Society. Dark carmine buds are evident for weeks before opening into large pink-edged white blossoms. The slender, upright form lends itself well to home gardens where space is at a premium. Abundant, persistent, orange-red fruit adds fall and winter interest. Requires virtually no pruning nor chemical controls for the common crabapple diseases. Introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum. 2002 Gold Medal Plant® Award winner.

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  • Summertime™ Maackia

    This selection of Amur maackia is an excellent small tree with multi-season interest. It grows as a low branching, single-trunked tree, with mottled olive green to golden brown bark which lends interest to the winter landscape. In spring, compound leaves emerge with a distinctive silvery appearance maturing to a rich deep green. Summertime™ blooms in mid to late summer with numerous bottlebrush-like racemes of small cream flowers. Small, papery seedpods then develop and turn brown in autumn. A University of MN introduction from Dr. Harold Pellett.

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  • Goldenrain Tree

    Native to China and Japan, this small tree grows well in a wide range of soils, and is tolerant of heat, drought, wind, alkalinity, and air pollution. The bright yellow flowers are borne in large 12-15" panicles in July, followed by greenish fruit pods throughout the summer.

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  • Golden Candle™ Goldenrain Tree

    An incredibly narrow upright selection of Koelreuteria. Grows in a wide range of soils, and is tolerant of heat and drought. Bright golden flowers bloom at the very tips of the branches and are followed by brown fruit. Incredible columnar appearance makes this a unique choice for tight spaces were a vertical accent is needed. A Lake County ZAM introduction.

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  • Kentucky Coffeetree

    This picturesque tree has deeply furrowed bark and stout branches that are particularly handsome in winter. It prefers deep, moist soil and full sun, but is adaptable to many conditions such as alkaline soil, salt, and drought. The mahogany seed pods are long and leathery.

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  • Imperial® Honeylocust

    This strong, graceful, spreading variety has dainty, refined foliage of bright green that adds to its ornamental appeal. It is more compact than other honeylocusts, and prefers sun or light shade. A thornless cultivar, it is mostly seedless, however, it will develop some pods.

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  • Green Ash

    This hardy native is widely recommended for street and lawn plantings as a replacement for American elm. Native to moist sites, it is extremely adaptable and tolerates alkalinity, salt, drought, wind, and poor soils. The seeds are an excellent food source for wildlife. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.

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