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Sargent Crabapple

Malus sargentii

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.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationMAY-lus sar-JEN-tee-eye
LoreWhile crabapples are usually to sour to eat fresh, they have been used to make jams and jellies.
Average Size at MaturityDensely branched form reaching 8 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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').

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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