Malus 'Sutyzam' SUGAR TYME

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 6 Professionals
Common Name: flowering crabapple
Type: Tree
Family: Rosaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 14.00 to 18.00 feet
Spread: 11.00 to 15.00 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Pale pink buds; white flowers
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Air Pollution

Culture

Best grown in loamy, medium moisture, well-drained, acidic soil in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils however. Prune May to early June (i.e., after flowering but before flower buds form for the following year).

Noteworthy Characteristics

Malus is a genus of about 35 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from Europe, Asia and North America.

Genus name comes from the Greek melon.

'Sutyzam' SUGAR TYME is an upright, oval, deciduous tree which typically grows 14-18' tall and to 12-15' wide. Pale pink buds open to fragrant, single, white flowers (1" diameter) in spring. Flowers are followed by masses of small, glossy, red crabapples (to 1/2" diameter) which mature in the fall and persist well into the winter. The fruits are attractive to birds. Slender, ovate, serrate, dark green leaves.

Problems

Excellent disease resistance. Slight susceptibility to apple scab, leaf spot, powdery mildew and fire blight. Potential insect pests are of lesser concern and include tent caterpillars, aphids, Japanese beetles, borers, spider mites and scale.

Garden Uses

Excellent flowering lawn tree or street tree. Effective as a specimen or in groups.