Thursday, April 5, 2007

In Bloom at Botanica: Candymint Crabapple

Botanical Name: Malus ‘Candymint’

Where: Margie Button Fountain & Peony Collection

Description: This dwarf crabapple has irregularly spreading branches and is smothered with bright pink flowers. It will grow to about 10ft with a spread of 15ft. The foliage is purple tinted, moving to a bronze-green as the season progresses.

Growing Tips: Prefers a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Plant from a container or balled and burlapped.

Uses: Excellent for smaller lots, container use and patio gardening.

Also blooming: Rhododendrons, Virginia Blue Bells, Pansies and Tulips.

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