Motz Nursery of Wisconsin
Zones 3 - 7
Highly rated for disease resistance, this crab has deep red color that are very slightly purplish buds that open to single pink blooms. In spring, new foliage emerges green with a red tint, retaining a very slight tinge when mature. Fall color is a beautiful orange-red, topped by persistent carmine-red fruit.
This disease resistant cross by University of Illinois. Has especially good foliage retention during summer. It blooms later than most crabs. The bark is a glossy dark red and the fruit does not drop. 1996 Iowa Tree of the Year.
Purple Prince Crabapple
Zone 4 - 7
6' POTTED ONLY
Have a "Prince" fan in the family? Pay homage to Prince with this beautiful tree! Purple Prince has outstanding rose-red blossoms and maroon fruits. 'Purple Prince' does not suffer from stem splitting and is fast growing. Because it matures quickly as a young tree this is one of the best purple-leaf crabs for growers. Excellent resistance to scab, fireblight and cedar-apple rust.
Royal Raindrops Crabapple
6' POTTED ONLY
Certainly one of the prettiest red-leafed crabapples we've seen. Has a better summer color and appearance than most red-leaf crabapples. Abundant magenta-pink blossoms stand out handsomely against reddish-purple, cutleaf foliage. Shows good resistance to fireblight.
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Vivid fuchsia-pink flowers are abundantly produced in spring and boldly stand out against the dark foliage. Leaves are dark green with a reddish overlay. Show Time is a vigorous grower with a broad oval to rounded form. Brilliant cherry red fruit follows the blooms, maturing to 1/2" size in autumn.
Zones 3 - 7
Very hardy, vigorous, low maintenance tree. Abundant buds open to single, white, fragrant flowers. Orange-red fruit persist into winter, which attract birds. Attracts bees in the spring. Not edible.
Common Purple Lilac
Zone 3 - 7
Well-known and loved by gardeners all over the world for its beauty and fragrance; one of the most powerful fragrances emitted by a plant. This deciduous shrub is used as a hedge or as an individual accent plant. It has light purple flowers occurring in clusters amid the dark-green heart-shaped leaves. This is a very hardy shrub. Lilacs can withstand severely cold winters (even -35 degrees C) and in fact the species does not grow well in areas without significant frost in wintertime. (2' - 3' tall)
This hardy vigorous shrub is the white version of the old-fashioned favorite. It has attractive foliage, single white fragrant flowers that makes a great informal hedge or screen. Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles. Full sun.