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Top Fruit Trees for the Midwest

These trees promise to provide lots of great-tasting fruit at harvest time.
  • Sharon Awbrey

    Top Fruit Trees for the Midwest These trees promise to provide lots of great-tasting fruit at harvest time.

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Crabapple trees produce beautiful flowers and fruit to brighten your yard. More small trees for your yard: www.bhg.com/...

  • Katie Ludens

    They also leave tons of rotting, stinking, fly attracting crab apples all over the place! I have one, and yes they are pretty in the spring, but that's pretty much it. I wouldn't recommend one to anyone.

  • Becki Zurcher Schwartz

    also the horrible bush like shape at the trunk, just ugly and hard to trim down and keep clean!

  • Loraine Fluegge

    I have a flowering crab that does not have apples It is beautiful.

Traditionally espalier was exclusive to fruit trees, but now a variety of trees are being trained to branch horizontally, offering new design possibilities, particularly in small spaces. Plant crabapples inches from an exterior wall to soften a space and add spring color

Bradford pear tree. Beautiful flowers in the spring and nice red foliage in the fall.

The Japanese Tree Lilac features blooms of creamy-white flowers. More small trees: www.bhg.com/...

Spring blossoms of a Brandywine Crabapple. This looks like a rose tree. I have room for one of these in my front yard. OK, Signal Mountain Nursery - find it for me.

How to Plant a Fruit Tree

Redbud Valued for its outstanding display of pink or white flowers in spring, redbud is an easy-to-grow small tree with delightful heart-shape leaves that turn golden-yellow in fall. It thrives in sun or partial shade and is native to areas of North America. Name: Cercis canadensis Size: To 30 feet tall and wide

Redbud My neighbors across the street from me have a cute little pale yellow bungalow home with a redbud behind it in the backyard that provides a halo of mauve blooms that frame the house in the spring. So picturesque.