Crab Apples are great small trees for the wildlife garden, with beautiful blossom in spring, feeding Bees and other insects, often good leaf-colour in autumn, and long-lasting fruits that can provide food for birds well into winter. Crab Apples can be kept pruned to shape and size if you have limited space, too. However, different varieties work better for birds, and the very prolific Golden Hornet here in our garden, very seldom attracts birds, probably because the fruits are smaller and harder than other varieties. Grey Squirrels will eat them, as they were today. John Downie and others Crab Apple varieties work better for birds. Conditions: Grey, dry and mild. Temperature: Max 10 Min 3c.