Snowdrift Crabapple

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Decorative Flowering Snowdrift Crabapple Tree!

  • Red Buds Open into Snowy White Flowers
  • Pollinators Galore!
  • Oval Dark-Green Foliage
  • Upright Vase-Shaped Form
  • Red Fruit for Songbirds
  • Yellow Fall Color
  • Small Size Perfect for Small Yards
  • Low Maintenance & Easy Care
  • Fragrant!
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Strong Wind-Resistant Limbs
  • Urban Environment Adaptable

Just like spring snow, the incredible drifts of blooms on Snowdrift Crabapple Tree (Malus 'Snowdrift') is a deciduous tree brimming with ornamental features!

Snowdrift Crabapple is a sight to see each and every spring! Red buds appear as petite delicacies, dangling along the branches, opening into exquisite blossoms of alabaster perfection! The flowers blanket the tree in color and emit a subtle sweet fragrance. Butterflies and bees arrive in droves to admire the blooms and enjoy their nectar-rich goodness!

Ovate, glossy green summer leaves soon fill out your Snowdrift, it's summer plumage is a rich and vibrant addition to your other plantings. It has an upright nature and rounded to vase shape, presenting a lovely appearance that is prized by landscapers.

As autumn approaches, masses of 3/8-inch, orange-red fruit appear, a welcome treat for your feathered friends as the cold season advances. As if it wasn't enough, the leaves turn yellow and glow for the fall. The fruit persists throughout winter, as a final splash of color for your landscape.

How to Use Snowdrift Crabapple Tree In The Landscape

Snowdrift provides stunning visual impact as a focal point in your front yard, or in rows along the street for an eye-catching display.

Fantastic front yard specimen and accents, rows of Snowdrifts along driveways or highlighting your home as a focal point equally set off this beautiful flowering ornamental best!

Line your street or side yard for screening and privacy the neighbors won’t mind one bit! Wildlife too will enjoy these trees and soon your landscape will receive a boost when the butterflies and songbirds fly in!

It requires very little pruning and is deer, rabbit and wind-resistant. It is even adaptable to urban environments, so these trees thrive in a wide range of conditions and settings!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Preferring full sun, favoring morning sun, be sure to plant your Snowdrift in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day for the most blooms!

Plant in moderate fertility, in well-drained soil that is loamy and enriched with a generous layer of mulch over the soil surface.

Water moderately and do not let dry out while young trees are establishing. While drought tolerant once established, you’ll have the most growth and best blooms and appearance of your tree with supplemental watering throughout the growing season.

Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to read more in our Garden Blog where Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Crabapple Tree Information can be found!

The Snowdrift Crabapple is one of the best, most dependable flowering Crabapples available. Beautify your yard today with this exquisite gem today by heading over to!

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

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
Size Volume
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
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
#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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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.

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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 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Snowdrift Crabapple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'Snowdrift'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 14 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes