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Saturday, May 23, 2009

An Amazing Crabapple Tree!

Malus 'Brandywine'

When attending the Lilac Festival, there was an amazing tree in bloom. It was Malus 'Brandywine'. The likes of which I've never seen. It was covered in blooms. The semi-double blooms looked like roses which of course makes sense since they are very distant cousins.


I like crabapple trees in the spring. They go well with lilacs. This is the first time though that I saw one and had to investigate just what tree it was. It is simply lovely!

Brandywine Crabapple
My friend Hilde posing with 'Brandywine'

I almost forgot to mention the blooms smell good! The scent is like a high quality floral soap if that makes any sense, lol.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I have been trying to figure out what tree it was and had to go investigate also because it was so lovely. Your blog helped me out! Prob the most gorgeous tree I have seen!

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