If you've never seen a Louisa Crabapple (Malus x 'Louisa') in-person, you are missing out. This astounding weeping tree drips in showy pink blossoms that appear as deep, red buds in spring and slowly fade to soft rose-pink petals with butter-yellow centers over the course of weeks.
Come spring, the Louisa Crabapple erupts with uncountable flowers that overshadow its foliage, creating a scene of blushing pinks These masses of buds rival most cherry blossoms in their impact and number.
And to add more interest, the buds and blooms cover the cascading branches, creating a fountain of fluffy and romantic blooms.
The Louisa Crabapple is a highly beneficial tree that attracts birds, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more attention than you can imagine. It will cheerfully pass its pollen along to your apple trees that need pollinating pairs.
Within weeks of blooming, the Louisa Crabapple's cheerful blooms are replaced with golden crabapples kissed with orange. These little fruits are no smaller than cherries and will keep your birds busy through fall and into winter.
The Louisa Crabapple's foliage is a medium green with pointed ends and softly serrated margins. These verdant green leaves turn to a deep golden yellow to announce the arrival of fall. As the Louisa drops its leaves, you'll find its pendulum branches are equally as interesting as its spring, summer, and fall features.
This petite, compact tree will add charm and interest to any part of your yard that receives full sun. It will add flair and fun to a small front bed or foundation planting. It is also a striking punctuation point as an anchor or specimen planting.
Once established, the Louisa Crabapple thrives through dry conditions. You can prune yours to fit your taste, allowing its branches to maintain a short, umbrella-like appearance or letting them reach all the way to the grass.
The Louisa Crabapple is an unbeatable showy and unique landscaping tree that will please your pollinators and your fruiting apple trees. Invite this beauty queen to your garden and you'll be crowning her a winner in no time.
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.
|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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Bower and Branch|
|Botanical Name||Malus x 'Louisa'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||After Flowering|