Ornamental Crabapple, Malus
In the nursery market there are hundreds of named crabapple cultivars with different growth habits, leaf color, fruit size and blossom color. In western Colorado some common cultivars are Spring Snow, Snowdrift, Indian Magic and Prairie fire. Crabapples are usually small trees less than 20 feet tall and selected for their ornamental value in the landscape. Newer cultivars have small fruit that tend to hang on the tree through the winter but can become a litter problem to homeowners.