May 3, 2010

May 3rd, 2010 by Bridget

Our extensive collection of Crabapples {Malus sp.} has come into bloom earlier than any year since they were planted.  We are two weeks ahead of our average blooming time.  At the main entrance to the Silver Center are several ‘Centurion’ Crabapples that have deep rose red flowers that yield very glossy red fruit.  On the right side of Court St. is a narrow vase shaped ‘Adirondack’ Crabapple {M. Adirondack’} with deep pink buds opening to white flowers.  The fruit will be orange to red.  Across the street from the Physical Plant are a group of Siberian Crabapples {Malus baccata} that are our largest Crabapples on campus with white flowers.  Just east of these in the Arold Field is a group of ‘Royalty’ Crabapples with purple foliage and dark red flowers.  The foliage remains dark red for the entire growing season and the flowers are followed by dark red fruit.  In front of the Athletic Center, on the west side of the main entrance is an ‘Indian Magic’ Crabapple with very showy rose-pink flowers that will yield red fruit.  To the east of the main entrance of the Athletic Center is a dwarf ‘Jewelberry’ Crabapple that is covered with white flowers and will have orange-red fruit.  At the entrance to Grafton Hall is a group of ‘Zumi’ Crabapples {Malus x zumi calocarpa} that have white flowers and will have red fruit this fall.  In front of Human Resources and Hogan Annex are Japanese Flowering Crabapples {Malus floribunda} with white flowers followed by yellow fruit.  This variety was introduced to America in 1851 and is still considered one of the best white flowering Crabapples available.

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