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Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Midwest

Fine Gardening – Issue 175
1.‘Tina’ Crabapple   Name: Malus sargentii ‘Tina’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 5 feet tall and 7 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil Multiseason interest, petite size, and variability in form make ‘Tina’ crabapple a great foundation plant. Reddish-pink buds open as single white spring flowers. The small berries that follow are green until early fall when they turn apple red, to later be enjoyed by feathered friends. The leaves are rich green, turning yellow-gold in fall, and are highly resistant to all the usual apple diseases. In a shrub or tree form, the unmistakable horizontal branching of this tree is sculptural, especially when snow-laden. ‘Tina’ makes a great focal point to soften the corner of a single-story home, especially if there is limited space.   2. ‘Minima’ White Pine   Name: Pinus strobus ‘Minima’ Zones: 3 to 7 Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide…

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