Dwarf Apple Trees for zone 3
I'd like to get two small apple trees to put in the back of my nieces' fairy garden. It's a perennial garden with a grass path in between the two beds. One bed is against the house and the other borders a grassy area. I want to put two apple trees, no higher than 10' tall and 8'wide behind the bed, on the edge of the grassy area. Underneath, I want to plant chives, a few bulbs and some vinca. This is really more for fun and shade than a lot of apples. (I have a nice large apple tree on the other side of the house that gives us more apples than we can use.) Any suggestions on a couple of cold hardy smaller apple trees? It gets pretty cold here, so my biggest concern is that they do well through the winter. I don't care what color the apples are and I don't mind if they're a little tart or small, but crabapples look too wide for my space. Thanks for the input!