Selecting a Crabapple Tree

Crabapples make wonderful spring-blooming trees in the home landscape. When selecting a crabapple, consider not only flower color, but also foliage and fruit color, size, and disease resistance.

Fill your house with the blooms of spring - Quad City Times

A: Select branches containing round, plump buds. (Narrow, pointed buds are usually leaf buds. Flower buds are generally larger and have a more rounded shape.) Make clean, slanting cuts 1 to 2 feet from the tips of branches with a sharp pruning shears. Selectively remove branches that won’t harm the appearance or shape of the plant.

A: The time period required to force branches into...

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  1. Flowering Crabapple. Few ornamental trees offer the variety of tree shapes, sizes, flower colors and ornamental fruit as flowering crabapples. There are over 35 species and 700 cultivated varieties of crabapples and have been a part of the home landscape for many years.
  2. Malus (/ ˈ m eɪ l ə s / or / ˈ m æ l ə s /) is a genus of about 30–55 species of small deciduous trees or shrubs in the family Rosaceae, including the domesticated orchard apple (M. pumila syn. M. domestica) – also known as the eating apple, cooking apple, or culinary apple.It is dealt with under Apple.The other species are generally known as crabapples, crab apples or wild apples.
  3. Many crabapple trees will hold their small fruits all winter, providing food for white-tail deer and birds such as pheasants, mockingbirds, white-throated sparrow, northern flickers and finches.
  4. About American Crabapple Tree... This product has shipping restrictions for California. (What's This?) The American Crabapple is a small tree growing 10' to 30' in height at maturity.
  5. How to Prune a Crabapple Tree. Crabapple trees are remarkably hardy trees that don't require much pruning to flourish. An occasional touch up, however, can encourage healthy new growth and help maintain an attractive silhouette. Start by...
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