Tina Dwarf Crabapple Tree

Just arrived!  Blooming Tina crabapple trees.  This dwarf crabapple has one of the prettiest blossoms of all crabapple trees.  The blossoms had pink to red buds that open to white flowers followed by tiny red crabapples.  It is also disease resistant.   This cultivar is grafted on a 48″ standard.   The height will be around 6-8 ft tall and 8-10 ft wide.  Would like full sun.  Zone hardy 4-7.

Tina Sargeant Crabapple
Photo courtesy of Monrovia

 

Tina crabapple tree (photo courtesy Bailey Nurseries)

 

Tina Crabapple Tree  (photo courtesy Bailey Nurseries)

Lenten Rose (Hellebore)

Quiz?  What is one of the easiest plants to grow with gorgeous flowers that bloom from early spring to mid-June?
Answer: A Lenten rose or a Christmas rose named so because it normally blooms during Lent.   The Latin name is Hellebore.   Once the plant is mature, it can produce 50 or more flowers each season.  The blooms are 2-3 inch in size.  It is a shade plant and blooms in a variety of rich colors from an almost black to ivory. They make a luscious border for ferns and hostas.   They are deer and rabbit resistant.  Our nursery is carrying 7 varieties of the Hellebore.  Pictured below are five varieties.

First Kiss Pennys Pink Lenten Rose
Photo courtesy of Monrovia Nursery

Cascade Picotte Lenten Rose
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First Kiss Moondance Lenten Rose
Photo courtesy of Monrovia Nursery

 

Ivory Prince Lenten rose
Photo courtesy of Monrovia

 

Winter Jewels Black Diamond Lenten Rose
Photo courtesy of Monrovia Nursery