There is a beautiful flowering crabapple called Malus X ‘Spring Snow’. I was sure that I would have to go to the NDSU Campus to see one again. It is a Zone 4 plant. On Monday when I stepped out of the vehicle at the Library I knew it was her. I could smell her immediately.
The fragrance was heavy in the air..it was intoxicating. I told Far Guy..I will get some photos and be in shortly..I was so happy to see this old friend that I used to enjoy every spring on the campus. Over in the Red River Valley they are a Zone 4 and can grow her. In this area the microclimate must be just right to grow her, apparently the area near the library is warm enough for her to thrive.
She is fruitless. Yup a sterile Crabapple which makes her perfect for boulevards and yards where you don’t want the messy little apples all over the sidewalk or in the yard attracting bees.
When she loses her flower petals it will look like it is snowing. Now that is my kind of snowstorm:)