Flowering Crab Apple Trees or Other Flowering Trees
We are planning on taking out two established apple trees in the back yard and replacing them with flowering crabs or some other flowering tree. Altho, I hate to take out the established apple trees, I hate the mess from fallen apples even more. I resent being out there every nice day in the summer picking up fallen apples when I could be spending it weeding or dividing or planting perennials. :) So they must go. What are some of the better flowering crab apple trees for our area? I would prefer white. Not sure if we want dwarf or standard. If not crabs, what would you suggest? We had a nice Cherry tree back there, but it died out in '93 with the rains. Fallen cherries were never a problem. :) Anyway, those types of trees are what I'm wanting to replace the apple trees that are currently there. Thanks!