A genus of about 35 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from Europe, Asia and North America. Adaptable to a wide variety of soil and light, good resistance to the main diseases of crabapples including apple scab, fire blight, rusts, leaf spot and powdery mildew. Insect pests are of lesser concern. Blooms in spring. Hardy to zone 4.
‘Indian Summer’ (pink/orange berries) 15-20’ tall and wide
‘Prairiefire’ (dark pink) 15-20’ tall and wide
‘Sargent’s (white) 6–10 ft tall and 6–12 ft wide
‘Sargent’s Tina’ (white) 5’ tall and 6’ wide
‘Sugar Tyme’ (white) 14-18’ tall and 11’–15’ wide
‘Harvest Gold’ (white with gold berries) 18-20′ tall and 15′ wide
‘Louisa’ (weeping, pink-flowered) matures to 12-15′ tall and as wide
All of the above cultivars are recommended by Kansas Roots, a service directory that aims to help gardeners make research-based plant decisions. K-State Research and Extension specialists have tested many varieties for their hardiness and growth potential.