Pink Sparkles® Flowering Crabapple

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Pink Sparkles® Flowering Crabapple Tree (Malus x 'Malusquest') is a shiny new hybrid cross of the beloved 'Prairifire' and 'Red Jewel' Crabapple trees! As usual, the offspring carries all the qualities of both parents! Crimson buds burst open into soft pinkish-white blossoms that are fragrant and wonderful to behold! At one point on your tree, it will be filled with all three bud and blossom colors before fading to soft sparkling pink!

Flowering Crabapple Trees fill out in glossy leaves and Pink Sparkles® is remarkably disease resistant, so those leaves will look great all growing season! But what this tree has in ample amounts is the glossy, highly decorative, bright red tiny fruit that will cover this entire tree! Persistent until spring, you'll have all the bees and butterflies in your yard all spring, and then local songbirds by the flock in fall, winter and early spring too!

Pink Sparkles® is very cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 8 and reliably flower every spring! Growing moderately to a mature height of 12-18 feet tall and a tidy spread of 10-15 feet wide, these are mostly rounded and compact growing ornamental trees!

Planting and Application:

Flowering Crabapple Tree deserves to be the center of attention! Year-round ornamental appeal from the flush of spring flowers to the glossy green foliage and shade to the gorgeous fruit set that persists the rest of the year! Set one by your front door or line your driveway with a row of these fragrant blossoms! A single specimen by your back seating area or outside a favorite window will provide year-round delight.

Pink Sparkles® lets you enjoy fall and winter interest with the shiny red fruit that dangles delightfully from every branch - unless the local songbirds carry them all away for you! Snip a few for winter décor both indoors and out, or just sit back and watch as snow collects on these glossy red fruits in the yard! Group for dramatic showcasing and shade, not to mention the pollinator and wildlife draw. These are perfect for lining your street without worrying about powerlines.

  • Gorgeous Soft Pinkish-White Fragrant Blossoms
  • Mid-Sized Rounded Canopy
  • Persistent Shiny Red Fruit
  • Pollinator & Bird-Friendly!
  • Specimen, Street Tree & Accent

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Crabapple Trees need full sun to flower and fruit the best! Plant in a very well-drained site with ample organic matter and consistent yet moderate moisture. Provide a bed of mulch to insulate and retain moisture best. Prune right after flowering so you don’t miss any of next year's flowers! In summer, it's also the best time to remove suckers that may form at the base of your tree.

  • Full Sun
  • Average Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soils
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Very Hardy & Disease Resistant!

Pink Sparkles® Flowering Crabapple Tree is going to be your new favorite ornamental flowering jewel to crown your landscape this spring! Hurry and order yours in time for fall planting season at!

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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.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Pink Sparkles® Flowering Crabapple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus x 'Malusquest'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes