Redbud Crabapple

Malus x sieboldii 'Calocarpa'

Bright red buds develop into masses of fragrant, snow-white flowers in early spring. Bright green, highly disease-resistant foliage clothes the stems until the glossy red fruit forms in fall. A beautiful landscape specimen. Produces small, tart apples excellent for jellies.
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Best with regular watering for fruit production; as landscape tree only requires less water.

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Botanical PronunciationMAL-us see-BOLD-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturitySpreading tree with a rounded top 20 ft. tall, 24 ft.wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA small stature tree for a variety of landscape areas. Place as a single specimen or an accent in mixed beds. Create an allée with two rows on a back lawn area leading to a forest, natural area or secret garden. Great addition to a kitchen or herb garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Edible, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering for fruit production; as landscape tree only requires less water.
Companion PlantsPlant alone or in a mixed bed with red and purple foliage Barberry, Smoke Bush and Ninebark and the rosy spring and summer blooms of Roses and Azaleas. The white flowers blend well with all blooms or create a monochromatic garden with other white, spring bloomers like Lilac, Dogwood, Potentilla, and Rose Mallow.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Prune for shape and structure after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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