Beyond Crabapples: Another Flowering Tree for Spring

Crataegus laevigata_English Hawthorni_HudsonGardens-CO_LAH_5810-001When it comes planting a spring flowering tree, most Colorado gardeners immediately think of crabapples. Wildly popular all along the Front Range, crabs deserve their stellar reputation. However, they aren’t the only flowering tree that thrive in our harsh environment. There might even be a better choice! Consider their close relative, the Hawthorn.