Crab-Apple Tree

An original Crab-Apple tree, possibly the variety 'Jack Humm', has always been a focal point of the house gardens. I enjoy the blossom in spring and the bright red apples throughout winter.

 Apples and blossom at the same time...
Crab-Apple in Blossom

And I love watching the birds on the tree in winter - the finches particularly like eating the apples, and spend hours flittering in and out. I've been told that Jack Humm crab-apples are sour and that birds generally leave them alone.

 Proof that it's winter!
Wet Crabapples

The colour red is magical in the depths of winter. And particularly in the snow!

 The branches were already arching!
Crab Apples in the Snow