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Starlite® Flowering Crabapple
Malus x 'Jeflite' PBRAF

Height: 6 - 8m (20 - 26 FT.)

Spread: 4 - 5m (13 - 16 FT.)

Red buds open to white, fragrant blooms before glossy foliage appears in mid-spring. Yellow foliage and small, candy-red ornamental fruit in fall that persists over winter. Upright with low canopy. Highly disease resistant, especially to apple scab. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 6 - 8m (20 - 26 FT.)

Spread: 4 - 5m (13 - 16 FT.)

Midnite Spire Rosybloom Crabapple
Malus x 'Jefnite'

Height: 5 - 7m (16 - 20 FT.)

Spread: 1.5 - 1.85m (5 - 6 FT.)

Very columnar and compact form. Rich pink blooms in spring are accented by deep purple leaves that maintain their colour all summer long. Blooms give way to medium sized fruit. Perfect for urban areas in tight spaces. Good disease resistance. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 5 - 7m (16 - 20 FT.)

Spread: 1.5 - 1.85m (5 - 6 FT.)

Purple Spire® Columnar Crabapple
Malus x 'Jefspire' PBRAF

Height: 5m (16 FT.)

Spread: 1.85m (6 FT.)

Narrow, columnar form. Use as slow-growing screen, border or specimen tree. Perfect for placing close to decks and driveways. Compact burgundy-purple foliage and pink blooms in mid-spring which mature to sparse ornamental fruit. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 5m (16 FT.)

Spread: 1.85m (6 FT.)

Green Wall Columnar Crabapple
Malus x 'Jefwall'

Height: 5 - 7m (16 - 20 IN.)

Spread: 1.5 - 1.85m (5 - 6 FT.)

Very columnar, narrow growth habit. Striking glossy green foliage is highlighted by abundant small white blooms in Spring which give way to small, red ornamental fruit that persists through winter. Good disease resistance. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 5 - 7m (16 - 20 IN.)

Spread: 1.5 - 1.85m (5 - 6 FT.)

Makamik Flowering Crabapple
Malus x 'Makamik'

Height: 6 - 7m (20 - 23 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Rounded, spreading ornamental crab smothered with semi-double rose-red blooms in mid-spring. Bronze-green foliage and purple ornamental fruit which hold their colour over winter. Very hardy, with excellent disease resistance. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 6 - 7m (20 - 23 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Gladiator® Rosybloom Crabapple
Malus x adstringens 'Durleo' PP20167

Height: 5m (16 FT.)

Spread: 3 - 4m (10 - 13 FT.)

Stately, upright and columnar form. Masses of bright pink, spring blooms mature to small, red-purple, ornamental fruits which highlight bronze-purple foliage. Excellent for smaller yards and under utility lines. Good scab resistance. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil.

Height: 5m (16 FT.)

Spread: 3 - 4m (10 - 13 FT.)

Ironwood
Ostrya virginiana 'Ironwood'

Height: 6 - 12m (20 - 40 FT.)

Spread: 6 - 9m (20 - 30 FT.)

One of the densest, hardest native trees prized for its wood. Features oval, serrated foliage that turns yellow in fall. Non-showy blooms give way to hop-like fruit structures that add an interesting feature. Slow-growing and intolerant of pollution.

Height: 6 - 12m (20 - 40 FT.)

Spread: 6 - 9m (20 - 30 FT.)

Narrowleaf Poplar
Populus angustifolia

Height: 18m (60 FT.)

Spread: 10m (33 FT.)

Pyramidal with narrow, willow-like grey-green foliage that turns yellow in fall. Pale green bark matures to grey. Hardy for higher elevations (2300-3000m; 8-10,000'). Prefers moist conditions.

Height: 18m (60 FT.)

Spread: 10m (33 FT.)

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Plant names containing PBRAF, PP numbers and the like, may not be asexually propagated. Reproduction of these patented plants in any form, is prohibited. The symbols used to represent plant characteristics are based on our research and experience. Outcome may vary based on climate and conditions.

Full Sun

Full Sun: Varieties that require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive and produce blooms to their full potential. The Plants with this icon are often heat-tolerant.

Part Shade

Partial Shade: Varieties that require 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants often prefer less intense heat.

Full Shade

Full Shade: Varieties that require less than 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants are often not heat-tolerant.

CVI

CVI: Certified Virus Indexed Prunus Pyrus and Malus varieties for export to the US.

New

New: All new variety additions to Bron and Sons within the last three years.

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Hummingbirds: Varieties with brightly colours, nectar-rich blooms. Often tubular shaped with a strong, sweet fragrance.

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Butterflies: These varieties often provide nectar on which butterflies feed. They can also be host plants that females lay their eggs on.

Attracts Birds

Attracts Birds: Varieties that provide food, cover and nesting areas for birds. Most commonly plants and trees that produce berries, fruits, seeds and nectar.

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators: Varieties that provide nectar and pollen to pollinators. These plants are often brightly coloured and very fragrant. Many of the best plants to attract pollinators are native plants as they produce large amounts of nectar and pollen vs hybrid varieties.

Drought Tolerant

Drought Tolerant Once Established: Plants that have the ability to withstand extended periods without watering once they are established, but may still need to be mildly supplemented during extended dry periods.

Fire Resistant

Fire Resistant: These choices are presented as a basic guideline from credible sources, to increase resilience to wildfires. Fire resistant does not mean fire proof. Plants on this list may burn if they are not selected for site and local conditions as well as being properly maintained.

Cut or Dried Flowers

Cut or Dried Flowers: Plants that have beauty and appeal with a longer stem. Often maintainting a sweet fragrance and an extended vase life.

Deer Tolerant

Deer Tolerant: Varieties with the ability to withstand deer feeding without detrimental outcomes. Also included are varieties that deer prefer to avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to deer browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.

Rabbit Tolerant

Rabbit Tolerant: Varieties that deter rabbits; often has prickly, spiky or jagged foliage. May also refer to toxic varieties that rabbits will avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to rabbit browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.