Common Name: flowering crabapple
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
Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Air Pollution
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).
This crabapple 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.
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.
Excellent flowering lawn tree or street tree. Effective as a specimen or in groups.