Name: Malus x ‘Snowdrift’ aka Snowdrift crabapple
Type of Plant: Small tree for full or part sun, growing 20 feet tall and wide, so suitable for average yards and gardens.
Why I Love/Hate this plant: This tree has white flowers over a two to three week period in the spring, and small crabapples in the fall. Although the bloom time is fleeting, the flowers appear at the time of year when they cheer us the most. This variety is very disease resistant.
A Word to the Wise: Like most trees, this one should get pruned by removing dead wood and crossed branches, plus stems that head into the center of the plant instead of out and away from the trunk. This pruning should be done in March or early April.