The Indian Magic Crabapple tree (Malus 'Indian Magic') is a gorgeous tree that has an open and rounded crown shape with upright branches. The mauve pink single flowers smother the tree, creating a beautiful picture for your front yard!
The mystical flowers bloom in mid spring starting with dark red buds. They grow to a mix of deep pink and mauve colors. These colors look phenomenal against the green foliage.
This is a smaller tree, being 15-20 feet in height. It is the perfect accent to any small yard! The crown shape of the tree makes it look tall and wide, even though it is a small rounded tree in reality.
The Indian Magic tree is pretty magical! The full, green foliage shows off all summer, and finally turns a golden-orange in the fall. Everyone will be astonished by the beautiful colors.
After the eye-catching spring bloom, the glossy bright red fruits will appear that turn reddish orange as the winter comes. They stay strong until spring, unless they are consumed by the feasting birds.
The fruits themselves are adorable! They are half an inch wide and sprout all over the tree.
Plant your tree in your front yard as a main centerpiece. People passing by are sure to stare at the beauty of the small tree!
You can even add a birdfeeder to your tree because the Indian Magic Crabapple attracts birds! Treat them to a nice snack.
Use them as a property divider that you can see out your kitchen window! Imagine the changing colors all year round creating a comforting feeling for your home.
Use the tree for fruit! Crabapples are edible for humans and animals to enjoy!
Wherever you plant the Indian Magic Crabapple tree, whether it be a business landscape, a country home, or in your front yard, people will stop and stare and wish they had this tree.
Provide your Indian Magic Crabapple Tree with a full sun location or one with partial shade! They like to bask in the sun, but it isn't totally necessary at all hours of the day.
They are also very adaptable to different soil types, but do need well drained soil. Read about well drained soil in our blog post here.
They tolerate a lot of weather from cold winters to hot summers--which makes it a perfect tree for growing zones 4-8. Once your tree is established in its area, it will be tolerant to droughts and frosts.
When first planted, water your tree often--at least once a week. Then, throughout the season, water when the tree needs it.
A great way to see if your tree is thirsty is the finger test. Stick your pointer finger around the base of the tree to feel if the soil is moist or dry.
Add a layer of mulch around the base of the tree so the water is consistent and the roots are protected.
Pruning is needed in the late winter to create the best bloom next spring. Avoid pruning in the spring, as the fresh open cuts can lead to diseases. If you are curious about pruning this tree, read our blog here about pruning fruit trees.
When pruning, it is important to cut any broken or damaged branches off to prevent any weird growth the next spring.
The Indian Magic Crabapple Tree is easy, extremely gorgeous, and enjoyable all year round! Order your Indian Magic Crabapple Tree today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Malus 'Indian Magic'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Rose Pink|