Remember these...Well look at them now!! These crab apple trees were given to me by a someone who said..."here...they have pretty flowers". I never knew what they were because for 12 years rabbits and deer would eat them down and they would have to start again each spring. Finally, a few years ago they were able to survive and on the old growth there were a few flowers.
I had no idea they were trying so hard to be crab apple trees. I now have crab apple bushes! They are loaded with beautiful flowers in the spring, crab apples in the summer, and the brightest fall color in the yard.
I've learned a thing or two about protecting plants.
Now where did I leave that tree wrap???