Purple Prince Crabapple Overview
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Brilliant Foliage, Flower and Fruit

Purple Prince Crabapple is an ornamental tree valued for its brilliant foliage, flowers and fruit. Its year-round interest makes it perfect for locations where the rough, grey bark and dangling, scarlet Crabapples can add to the winter landscape. A front or side yard location would be a lovely choice for Purple Prince, as it's useful as both a shade and ornamental tree.

Your Purple Prince Crabapple has probably the best purple foliage you'll ever see on a Crabapple tree. Emerging a vivid purple-bronze in the spring, the leaves maintain their color well into the summer before transitioning to green, and then a golden hue for fall.

The 5-petal, hot-pink flowers virtually smother the tree early in the season, a stunning spectacle of color and fragrance for your spring yard. It has a dense, rounded form that presents a pleasing silhouette in the landscape.

The fruit consists of 3/8-inch, round Crabapples that persist from summer and into the winter months. Your wildlife will love them, and so will you if made into jelly or similar dishes (they're not generally enjoyed raw).

Although fast-growing, Purple Prince does not suffer from stem splitting as some rapid growth trees do, and it's quite disease resistant. It isn't fussy about soil conditions and can even thrive in urban environments.

If you're looking for an ornamental Crabapple tree, look no further. Purple Prince Crabapple is an outstanding choice for brilliant foliage, flowers and fruit!

  • Colorful foliage
  • Spring floral display
  • Year round interest
  • Fruit that Attracts Wildlife

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Purple Prince Crabapple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Malus 'Purple Prince'
Foliage Purple Bronze
Mature Height 16 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Flower Color Rose Red
Fall Color Yellow