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.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

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