Name: Malus x ‘Snowdrift’ aka Snowdrift Crabapple
Type of Plant: A small tree (up to 20 feet) that’s hardy in Zone 4-8.
Why I Love This Plant: This crabapple has pink buds that open into white flowers. The blooming process is fun to watch over three to five weeks depending on the spring temperature.
I love that this crabapple is also resistant to the many diseases that apples in my region get, including cedar/apple rust.
A Word to the Wise: Plant any apple or crabapple in full sun where it has the room to grow tall and wide that the plant’s genetics are prompting it to grow.