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  • Red Splendor Crab

    Litter is not a problem with this crab, developed by Melvin Bergeson of Fertile, Minnesota, as the small bright red fruit never falls. The fruit does make excellent food for wildlife. The foliage is glossy reddish-green, turning reddish-purple in fall.

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  • Rejoice™ Crabapple

    Exceptionally streamlined, upright form, requires no pruning to maintain its naturally symmetrical form. Semi-double, rose pink flowers blossom in spring occasionally followed by burgundy fruits. Attractive dark green foliage is accented with a rich burgundy overcast. A new selection of 'Red Barron' from Lake County Nursery.

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  • Royal Beauty Crab

    An elegant weeping tree with deep reddish-pink flowers and reddish-bronze leaves. The dark red fruit does not fall and is enjoyed by birds. Small tree with all-season appeal. A hardy tree with excellent disease resistance.

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  • Red Jade Crab

    This dependable weeping variety was introduced by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and makes an interesting, graceful specimen plant. The foliage is glossy vibrant green. Birds love the fruit.

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  • Profusion Crab

    This small crab is noted for its abundance of deep red buds that open to purple-red flowers, then fade to lavender. The immature foliage emerges purple, then fades to bronze-green. The persistent fruit is oxblood red.

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  • Purple Prince Crab

    This Father Fiala selection has outstanding rose-red blossoms and maroon fruits. The purple-bronze foliage and bright flowers rival 'Liset' but 'Purple Prince' does not suffer from stem splitting and is faster growing. Because it matures quickly as a young tree this is one of the best purple-leaf crabs for growers. Excellent resistance to scab, fireblight and cedar-apple rust.

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  • Radiant Crab

    This compact University of Minnesota introduction is hardy and has single, deep pink flowers followed by bright red fruit. The foliage is red-purple when young, aging to green.

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  • Pink Spires Crab

    Ideal for a confined screen or border planting, this excellent rosy bloom crab was selected by W. L. Kerr, Canada Department of Agriculture, Sutherland, Saskatchewan. Foliage is red-purple in spring turning to green-bronze in summer, and copper in fall.

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  • Prairifire Crab

    This disease resistant cross by Dr. Dan Dayton, University of Illinois, has especially good foliage retention during summer. It blooms later than most crabs. The bark is a glossy dark red with numerous prominent lenticels, and the fruit does not drop. 1996 Iowa Tree of the Year.

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  • Louisa Crab

    This attractive weeping crab bears red buds that open to true pink flowers, dark glossy green foliage, and persistent golden yellow fruit with a slight blush in fall. It is resistant to disease and Japanese beetle.

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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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