Purchasing Crab Apple Trees

(Question)

Hi.
My partner and I are from Vancouver.
We recently visited Edward Gardens in North York.
We fell in love with the Crab Apple trees, and wish to have one in our garden.
May you please let us know where we can obtain one?

Sincerely,
S and D.
English Bay Vancouver.

(Answer)

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Edwards Gardens here in Toronto; it is a lovely time of year to visit such a splendid oasis in the city.

Unfortunately, Master Gardeners of Ontario cannot recommend one nursery or business over another as this would be unfair.  Also, without an intimate knowledge of the nurseries and tree farms in the English Bay Vancouver area, we would be doing you a disservice in advising you.

What I would recommend is that you contact one or more of the wonderful Botanical Gardens in the Vancouver area and ask them for recommendations of suppliers of reliable tree stock suited to your growing climate & conditions – UBC Botanical Garden, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Also, you could contact the BC Master Gardeners and ask for their advice, see link below:

http://mgabc.org/

Hope this helps.