Cherries may be the most famous spring-blooming trees in New York City; in Central Park, crabapples merit equal billing, especially in Conservatory Garden. Crabapples may be native or imported, and bloom in a range of colors from white to pink, peach, blush, yellow, and even deep burgundy. In fall, some crabapple fruit turn bright red, decorating the trees in what appear to be an abundance of small Christmas trinkets. The fruit tend to be very sour but high in pectin, making them useful for jellies. They are also appreciated as a food source by many birds.

Where to find the Crabapple