Malus sargentiiItem #1016 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Fragrant, single red buds open white amid green, deeply lobed foliage. Bright red fruit follows later in the season and persists into the winter. Attracts birds. A mounding, wide-spreading dwarf-size tree that fits well into most landscapes.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Densely branched form reaching 8 to 12 ft. tall and wide.Key Feature:Edible FruitBlooms:SpringLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:MAY-lus sar-JEN-tee-eyePlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 21Growth habit:Compact, RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Densely branched form reaching 8 to 12 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasA perfectly sized accent tree for front yard foundation planting. Use along fence lines and in mixed borders for seasonal changes. A valuable habitat plant that provides late season fruit for birds. Adapts very well to rural and suburban homesites requiring little care. May be used in institutional landscapes seeking a more ecologically sensitive approach to planting.Companion PlantsThis little crabapple belongs with later flowering shrubs such as Preziosa Hydrangea, (Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa'), Petite Plum Crepe Myrtle, (Lagerstroemia indica 'Monimp'), Blue Satin Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus ''Marina') and Balboa Sunset Trumpet Vine, (Campsis radicans 'Monbal').
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Crabapples are members of the Rose Family and this genus, Malus, includes the popular orchard apple. Wild or crabapples are actually a subspecies. Most contemporary crabs are hybrids of both American and cold hardy Siberian strains. This tree is unique in that it is a true species native to Japan. It was imported in 1892 by Charles Sprauge Sargent long time and famed director of Harvard's Arnold Arboretum and named for him.Lore:While crabapples are usually to sour to eat fresh, they have been used to make jams and jellies.