Few landscape features leave an impression quite like a crabapple tree in full bloom. Actually a member of the rose family; the crabapple explodes in such a dense cover of flowers, that little else on the tree is visible. Truly one of natures most mesmerizing spectacles. A singularly dazzling addition to your yard.

What You Need To Know:

  • Lifespan: With proper care, these trees can live for 50-75 years, gracing your landscape for generations.
  • Canopy Size and Spread: Varies greatly depending on the cultivar. Some stay compact at 10-15 feet, while others reach 25 feet or more.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growers, adding 1-2 feet per year after establishment.
  • Canopy Height: Height depends on the cultivar, ranging from dwarf forms to taller varieties.
  • Soil Preference: Adapts to various well-drained soils, but thrives in neutral to slightly acidic pH.
  • Water Needs: Moderately water-dependent, especially during the first few years after planting and during dry spells. Drought-tolerant once established.
  • Light Preference: Full sun exposure is ideal for optimal flowering and disease prevention.
  • Hardiness Zone: Most flowering crabapples are hardy in USDA zones 3-8.
  • Flowers: Blossoms appear in mid-spring, lasting for 1-2 weeks. Colors range from white and pink to deep red, depending on the variety.

Interesting Facts

  • Wildlife Haven: The flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators, while the small, persistent fruits become a food source for birds throughout the fall and winter.
  • Pruning Requirements: Proper maintenance will dramatically improve the size, quality, and quantity of flowers


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 Crabapple Tree!

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