A selection of flowering ornamental trees which are listed by the RHS as being perfect for pollinators.
Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
Flowering cherry trees
Albertii is a compact flowering cherry, with prolific white blossom.
Fruiting ornamental trees
A small evergreen ornamental tree which produces edible fruitlets - commonly known as the Strawberry Tree.
This beautiful flowering cherry has a graceful upright habit and white/pink blossom.
This form of the Japanese apricot has scented pink blossom which appears early in the spring.
Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
A pretty and graceful spreading tree with a mass of pink / white flowers, and small red fruits.
Also known as Princeton Cardinal, a bronze-leaved crab-apple with pink-red spring blossom and red fruitlets in the autumn.
Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.
Malus Coralburst is a naturally compact crab-apple with a superb blossom display and small persistent yellow-orange fruitlets.
Flowering dogwood trees
An unusual tree, with small yellow flowers in mid-winter, red fruitlets in summer, and tinted autumn foliage.
Directeur Moerlands (also known as Profusion Improved) is a classic crab apple variety, with dense clusters of deep pink blossom followed by small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
Donald Wyman is a classic white-flowered crab-apple, with very small red fruits, which persist into mid-winter.
Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.
Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
A very upright columnar species of crab-apple, with white flowers and small green fruitlets.
Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark red fruits which are very good for crab-apple jelly.
An excellent all-round crab apple, with attractive bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and small persistent red fruits.
White blossom followed by large orange-red fruits which are ideal for making crab-apple jelly.
John Downie is a traditional crab-apple, with white blossom and orange-red fruits, ideal for making crab apple jelly.
An excellent small compact blossom tree, featuring a mass of small white flowers, and good autumn colours.
Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.
Malus Louisa is a pretty weeping crab apple with light pink blossom and small yellow fruitlets.
The Siberian crab-apple, noted for its exceptional cold-hardiness, disease-resistance, attractive blossom and clusters of cherry-like fruitlets in autumn,
Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.
A traditional garden crab-apple from China, with white blossom and small red-tinged fruitlets, a good choice as a specimen tree.
Malus transitoria is known as the Cut-leaf crab-apple, has a mass of small white flowers, and clusters of tiny yellow fruitlets.
A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
An excellent small flowering cherry, with pale pink blossom, and interesting leaf colour in both spring and autumn.
Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and very attractive dark pink fruits. It is exceptionally cold-hardy.
Malus Pink Perfection is a superb crab-apple with double pink scented flowers.
A form of the native English wild cherry, featuring which has double white flowers rather than single flowers.
Malus Prairie Fire is a medium-size upright crab-apple tree, notable for its dark pink flowers.
A well-proportioned crab-apple with profuse white blossom, and golden-orange fruitlets in autumn.
Malus Purpurea Evelyn is a purple-leaved form of the Prairie crab.
Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.
A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.
Malus Rosehip features white blossom and large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
Royal Beauty is a compact weeping crab apple with crimson blossom and small crimson berry-like fruitlets.
Malus Royalty has bright purple-red blossom, dark green-bronze leaves, and dark red fruitlets.
Malus Rudoph features very large single deep pink flowers, and small dark purple fruits.
Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and dark red fruitlets.
Malus Sun Rival is a popular weeping crab-apple, with pale pink blossom and small red berry-like fruitlets.
Malus Tina is a small spreading crab-apple, useful as a patio tree.
Malus Wedding Bouquet features ivory-white blossom and tiny red berry-like fruitlets.
A weeping form of the traditional Japanese Yoshino flowing cherry.
A modern English crab-apple with white star-like flowers followed by attractive russeted fruitlets.