• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing 25 ft. tall, forming a dense, oval crown 22 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
  • Detail
    Plant type:Tree
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing 25 ft. tall, forming a dense, oval crown 22 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
    Design IdeasCrabapples are beautiful medium sized trees for suburban homesites. Exceptional spring color in the front yard for a bold entry statement. Add to peripheral plantings to screen off neighbor houses. Fruitlessness makes this a reliable shade tree for the backyard that doesn't demand too much space. Fits nicely into formal settings as a matched pair to flank gateways or outbuildings. A row along a sweeping drive will be a springtime knockout.
    Companion PlantsGroup with sizeable flowering shrubs for bold floral color using Magical Forsythia, (Forsythia x intermedia 'Kolgold'), Angel's Blush Hydrangea, (Hydranage paniculata 'Ruby'), Sensation Lilac, (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'), Cardinal Candy Viburnum, ( Viburnum dilatatum 'Henneke') and Blue Moon Kentucky Wisteria, (Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    The first crabapple known to Roman gardens was Malus pumila, native to eastern Europe. It was the primary understock for the development of the modern apple. About 1600 European apple trees split their lineage, one fork becoming the crabapples after crossing with North American natives such as M. coronaria and M. angustifolia. In 1850 Siberian species was introduced to breeding for increased cold hardiness. Today many of the showiest cultivars were introduced by Charles Sargent of the Arnold Arboretum.
    Reliably fruitless crabapples are difficult to find and the trees fell out of favor in home yards due to fruit litter and fireblight. Today this cultivar solves the fruit problem making it ideal for residential landscaping.