Flowering Plum / Robinson Crabapple trees - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by boriqua7423
May 8, 2007
I just purchased a flowering plum and robinson crabapple tree and not too sure i made the right choice. I have a small backyard and wanted to block the view of my neighbors livingroom. I liked the pretty pink flowers on them. Have I selected the right tree for my front and back yard? I picked them because they were cheap and pretty.

Answer from NGA
May 8, 2007

The Robinson Crabapple with its distinctive pink blossoms is the fastest growing of the selections. Upright and spreading with a beautiful bronze-green foliage. it has a mature size of 20-30' high and wide. It may be too large for a small yard. On the other hand, Centurion Crabapple is a vigorous columnar form when young to upright spreading with age. Grows to 25' and spread 15'. Beautiful rose-red flower, leaves reddish in spring turning bronze green in summer. You may want to consider exchanging your Robinson for a Centurion if your yard is small.

Flowering plum trees generally reach 20' tall and 15' wide so they're good for small yards.

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