Tina Sargent Crabapple
Malus sargentii 'Tina'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||MAY-lus sar-JEN-tee-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches only 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||A small cold hardy accent tree is an ideal spring specimen for both close and as long range focal points. Best set off against a background of tall, dark evergreens. Attractive at close range in conjunction with foundation plantings aligned for window appreciation of unique foliage and birds feeding on winter fruit. Vital to all wild gardens and very attractive in mixed woodlands or as small groves to compound wildlife value. Makes a good lawn tree, but best kept clear of paving.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Container, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Dwarf Specimen|
Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; increase frequency before spring bloom. Feed before new spring growth appears. Thin heavy crops in early summer to prevent breakage or damage. Prune after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8