The Crabapple is one of the very best of small ornamental trees for planting around the home. It is suggested here as only one example of crab-apples that are being grown throughout the entire country wherever apples prove hardy.Flowering crabs seldom grow over 30 feet tall, if that, making them especially useful for smaller properties. They are of ornamental interest at least twice a year, and sometimes longer. Crabapples are small deciduous trees or shrubs with oval or elliptic leaves which can also be lobed in some cases and grow in an alternating pattern. They are native to the northern temperate zones and are frost tolerant.
It has little invasive potential in the US.