Flowering crabapple (Malus spp.) was once regarded as a one-trick pony: a week of bloom followed by green foliage and later messy fruit that didn't even have the decency to offer much color. But today's outstanding cultivars have brought a range of both flower colors (white, red, pink) and fruit colors (yellow, orange, red and burgundy). This fine specimen is at the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid, Iowa. Crabapple trees are available in a variety of shapes, including columnar and umbrella, and sizes (generally 8-20 feet tall), so they're multiseason stars. Flowering crabapple trees are hardy in Zones 4-8.
Photo courtesy of Luke Miller