A brave trail blazing cultivar indeed; the Courageous crab is all floral pomp, without the mess… This remarkable tree delivers the stunning floral display of traditional crabapples but offers a distinct advantage: it produces little to no fruit. Let’s explore why this low-maintenance charmer might be the perfect addition to your garden.

What You Need To Know:

  • Mature Height: 10-20 feet
  • Mature Spread: 5-10 feet
  • Hardiness Zones: USDA Zones 2-7 (adapts to a wide range of climates)
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Bloom Time: Mid-spring
  • Flower Duration: Approximately 2 weeks
  • Lifespan: 50+ years
  • Growth Rate: 1-2 feet per year after establishment
  • Soil Preference: Adapts to a wide range of soils as long as they are well-drained
  • Water Preference: Moderate watering; established trees are drought tolerant but appreciate occasional deep watering during dry spells.

Interesting Facts

  • The courageous crabapple is a hybrid variety, created by crossing two different crabapple species. This hybridization is responsible for its unique combination of flower color, foliage, and disease resistance.
  • Crabapples, in general, have a long history of cultivation. They are believed to have originated in Central Asia and have been grown in China for over 1,000 years. While the courageous crabapple itself is a recent cultivar, it carries on this rich tradition of ornamental crabapple trees.


Interested In Adding This Unique Tree To Your Property?

Contact Edmonton Arborist and our expert tree planting team will bring and install your very own Courageous Crab!

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