Flowering Crabapples: The Genus Malus

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Timber Press, 1994 - Gardening - 273 pages
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Prized for colorful spring displays, the genus Malus includes some two dozen species and more than 1000 varieties. This book describes hundreds of them, reflecting Father Fiala's long experience as a hybridizer, concluding with a list of his favorite two dozen.

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A wonderful reference book with information about hhistory, culture, taxonomy, hybridizing and propagation. Father Fiala discusses the properties of different varieties. and suggests companion plants ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
13
Development of the Modern Flowering Crabapple
21
Flowering Crabapples as Ornamental Trees
27
Tree Form
35
Howering Crabapple Culture
45
Diseases and Pests of Flowering Crabapples
51
Landscaping With Flowering Crabapples
63
Companion Plants to Flowering Crabapples
73
Introducing and Hybridizing Howering Crabapples
87
Taxonomy of the Genus Malus
101
Botanical List of Crabapple Species
113
Named Crabapples
157
List of the Best Flowering Crabapples
233
Key to Crabapple Locations
248
Index of Crabapple Names
264
Copyright

Propagation
79

About the author (1994)

The late Father John Fiala, parish priest, high school principal, college professor, also found time during his long and busy life to enrich the horticultural world through his work as a scholar and plant breeder. As a midwesterner, his two great enthusiasms were the genera Syringa and Malus. Timber Press earlier published his definitive work Lilacs: The Genus Syringa (of which a new edition is now in preparation), and we are proud to publish this final work from his pen.

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