Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), ca. 1970
Alternate Title: Peter’s Hill with crabapples (Malus) and a White Oak (Quercus alba, center)
Photograph by Pamela Bruns, American
Peter’s Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Our Crabapple Collection is located at the northeast quarter of Peters Hill. Crabapples bloom in white and shades of red ranging from pale pink to deep purplish rose. Often the flower buds are a darker shade than the open flowers, adding attractive contrast on blooming branches. Many Malus species bear pink buds that open to white flowers. Most ornamental crabapple cultivars are small trees, typically maturing at 15 to 25 feet tall.
Oak (Quercus spp.) is our Tree of the Month at Arnold Arboretum for the month of October, 2017.
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