Flowering Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Tom Whitehead
Fairhaven, MA
Question by tgw007
May 5, 2000
I just bought an Indian Magic Crabapple and a Cornelius Cherry. Could you please give me some info on these two? Do they self-pollinate or must I buy another plant to pollinate them?


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Answer from NGA
May 5, 2000

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Both of these are nice, small, ornamental trees and are usually grown as such rather than as fruit trees per se. Crabapples can be planted alone and will bloom and fruit for you. Indian Magic is a rounded shaped tree growing in the 15 to 20 foot range and produces small red to orange fruits that stay on the tree all season and into winter. The pink blooms are single and very pretty. Cornelian Cherry (Cornus Mas) is another smaller tree, usually roughly 20 feet tall and about that wide. Its bark is considered an ornamental characteristic as well as the yellow blooms for several weeks in early spring. It then produces sour little cherries in mid summer. This will also bloom and fruit for you if planted alone. Both of these trees should be planted in full sun with average to better soil.

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