Crab apples are some of the finest garden trees for year-round interest - spring blossom, super foliage and brightly coloured fruit in autumn make these a must for every small garden. There are a huge number of hybrids with different colours and growth patterns, but do not overlook the species which are highly attractive and deserve to be more widely grown. Very tough and hardy, these will grow on any soil which is not waterlogged. Make a super windbreak or edging to an orchard.

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<p>Crab apples are some of the finest garden trees for year-round interest - spring blossom, super foliage and brightly coloured fruit in autumn make these a must for every small garden. There are a huge number of hybrids with different colours and growth patterns, but do not overlook the species which are highly attractive and deserve to be more widely grown. Very tough and hardy, these will grow on any soil which is not waterlogged. Make a super windbreak or edging to an orchard.</p>