Friday, March 15, 2013

Dwarf Sargent Crab:

            Tight for space, but still would like some kind of a tree that flowers? A Dwarf Sargent Crab will fill this spot without it looking like a big man in a little suit.


            Limited to about 8 feet in height and a little wider in width poetical, the Dwarf Sargent is the shortest of the Crabs. It will need to be pruned as a tree form, removing any lower braches so as to not look like a big bush.

            Flowering white in the spring, green fungus free leaves in the summer, and ending with orange foliage in the fall, the Sargent adds something of interest to the landscaping all year long.
 

           “But what about winter; you said all year long?”

            The red crabapples hang on for the birds to eat all winter, or until the birds have finished them off.

            I mentioned “fungus free”. I seems the white flowering crabs resists the black spot funguses that plague the red’s and pink’s; not sure why, but that has been my consistent observation.

            There is one typical “crab problem”, sucker shoots that grow up around the base of every crab out there. Just remove them as deep as you can.

            The Dwarf Sargent is a tough little tree, worthy of its rank among the flowering trees as a Master out in your field.

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