BRIGHT, COLD MORNING
'GOLDEN HORNET' CRAB APPLE
...BRIGHT YELLOW FRUITS
Friday, 8:30 AM. 26 degrees, wind ENE, calm. There are a few errant clouds in a clear blue sky, the waters are sparkling and the barometer predicts the same. It will be a fine day.
Most flowering crabapple trees bear fruits in a color range of red to purple, and sometimes orange. A few have green or, I think very attractive, yellow fruits. I believe this is ‘Golden Hornet’, an upright branching tree that will reach at maturity about 20’ tall and perhaps 15’ wide. It is quite effective in the landscape. Flowering crabapples can make nice street trees if narrowly upright varieties are chosen. Wider, lower branched crabapples need constant pruning to maintain clearance for cars and pedestrians.