Directory of Trees
Directory of Trees
Crabapple (Malus spp)
The crabapple is a small-sized ornamental tree for use as a specimen in small spaces. They offer a large diversity in leaf and flower color. They also produce small fruit (apples for jelly if you like) of different colors. The varieties listed below are resistant to the diseases that afflict the older crabapple varieties, most notably fireblight and scab.
Size: See listing
Shape: See listing
Flowers: See listing
Fall Color: Variable
Rate of Growth: Slow
Other Attributes: Few if any other trees have the multitude and intensity of colors as crabapples. The flower buds hold as much interest as the flowers themselves in that their color may be different or more intense. Many also offer interesting plant structure. Unlike the older varieties of crabapple, the fruit on the newer varieties tends to hang on the tree until dried or eaten by birds, rather than litter the ground.
Growing Conditions: Crabapples are adaptable to a variety of growing conditions but prefer full sun and acid, moist, well drained soil.
Other / Related Varieties:
|Crabapple - Malus spp.|
|Variety||Flower Color||Fruit Color||Shape|
|Floribunda||Deep Pink to Red Gradually Fading to White in Spring||Yellow and Red, Usually not Persistent||Broad-Rounded, 15 - 25' high and wide|
|Katherine||Deep Pink Buds Opening to Double Pink Flowers fading to White in Spring||Yellow with Red Cheek||Open-Rounded, 20' high and wide|
|Prairie Fire||Red Buds Opening to Dark Purplish Red in Spring||Dark Red - Purple||Rounded, 20' high and wide|
|Robinson||Crimson Bud Opening to Deep Pink in Spring||Dark Red||Upright Spreading, 25' high and wide|
|Royalty||Single, Crimson almost Purple in Spring||Dark Red - Purple||Upright, 15 - 20' high and wide|
|Snowdrift||Single, Pink Buds Opening White in Spring||Orange - Red||Rounded, 15 - 20' high and wide|
|Sugar Tyme||Pale Pink Buds Opening to White, Fragrant||Red||Upright-Oval, 18' high and 15' wide|
|Zumi||Pink Buds Opening to White in Spring||Red||Pyramidal, 20' high and wide|
Prices vary according to size, variety, and availability.
Please Note: Trees cannot be shipped outside of the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Tree prices and sizes are subject to change.