Why do Crabapples sucker and how to stop it
I'm thinking about planting another Crab Apple (variety undecided) but I'm bothered by the fact that all the ones around me seem to sucker to one degree or another. In my yard I keep the suckers cut out, but in a neighbors yard no maintantence is done and some of the suckers are growing quite tall and large. I had a real Apple Tree for years (Golden Delicious) and never did see a sucker. What gives? BTW we have heavy clay soil.