Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spring Snow

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.

Spring Snow at the Library May 23

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.

Spring Snow Crabapple

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:)

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18 comments:

  1. SOOO pretty ! I just bought a Lilac bush with deep purple flowers, the smell is wonderful , I have Lilacs in the back but we cant see them very well from the house so I got Papa to put the new bush right in were we can see it closer to the house. Love your photos and new header ! Have a great day !

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  2. Ahhh! I see she is already in your new header. We have been having some of those "snowstorms" around here, too, from the flowering cherry tree that is now covered with leaves. It didn't last long.

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  3. Gorgeous photos. As they petals drift to the ground, it reminds me of confetti, one last blast for the showy trees.

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  4. What a lovely tree. Our crapapple (that's what we call it) is a glorious pink color, no scent, and makes a mess.

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  5. I agree! That is my kind of snowstorm. The kind we should all have!

    Linda
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  6. Crab apples are my new favorite trees! We were going to get a double blossom pink variety last year, and since we live in a windy area, it was suggested with fore go that one.
    Love your pictures. I can almost smell them! I can't wait until ours get some heft to them... instead of having just a few wispy branches.

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  7. Beautiful! I imagine the brick of the museum reflects just the right amount of sun and heat for them to flourish.

    Thanks for sharing with us, Far Side! :)

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  8. They are so wonderful with flowers of white. I really like your close up shot.

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  9. The best of both worlds. Outstanding blossoms and no crap apple mess.

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  10. I'm so glad summer is finding you after such a hard winter. The blossons are gorgeous.

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  11. Wow, she sure is beautiful, and here I thought that you loved snow, LOL.

    I want to smell the fragrance....

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  12. Oh, how heavenly! I love petal snowstorms!

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  13. That is just what you need a Snowstorm. Imean the tree.lol
    Patsy

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  14. I also love when it rains/snows petals.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful--thanks for sharing.

    Interesting about the micro-climate. I'd love to find one around here where it's not raining all the time!

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  16. Gosh, you scared me! As crazy as the weather has been, I was looking for snow. I was delighted it was a beautiful flowering tree, instead. I could almost smell it.

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  17. So pretty! I was afraid your headline meant the other kind of spring snow. This kind is much better.

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  18. So glad to see you writing about flowers because when I saw the title, I thought you might really be having the real stuff since it has been a looonggg time for spring/summer to visit you all this year!

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