Radiant Crabapple

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Radiant Crabapple Tree (Malus 'Radiant') starts the show with small pink buds that form in spring. Dotted with these little scarlet gems, the branches come alive with color as the buds swell into the deep pink 1 1/3-inch blossoms that will cover your tree for weeks! Watch as bees and butterflies happily swarm these nectar-rich blooms!

The flowers produce a succulent fragrance that will draw these pollinators, and your guest's noses, to your yard to enjoy the spring majesty. And the show doesn't stop there! As the leaves emerge on your Crabapple branches, you'll be treated to even more brilliant color when they display their red-purple hues before adopting the vigorous green of summer.

In the fall, ½-inch crabapples ripen, ready for you to harvest for cider, various culinary dishes or even just a quick tart snack. Remember, however, to leave a few on the tree for your wildlife, as the Crabapples are sought-after nutrition in the early winter months for many wildlife creatures!

Planting and Application:

The Radiant Crabapple is a fast-growing tree with a broad, rounded crown. Use the mature full-sized trees as great shade and accents around seating areas and garden beds. Soften the corner of a garage or side yard while casting cooling shade.

Radiant is an ornamental tree with edible fruit, doing double duty in the landscape as both a flowering tree and edible plant to extend your food-sustainability options. Plant one in sight of the neighbors or in your front yard to wow everyone with the amazing spring display! Mid-sized and pruned smaller yet, these are fantastic blooming fruit trees for almost any sized yard and garden!

  • Fragrant Pink Blossoms
  • Outstanding Spring Color
  • Edible Red Fruit
  • Wildlife Interest
  • Ornamental Edible Landscaping Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Crabapple and other fruit trees need the drying power of the morning sun to dry leaves, and both flower and fruit best in full sun, so provide at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Plant in moist, well-drained enriched soil and apply a thick layer of mulch over the soil surface. Use Nature Hills Root Booster to get your tree off to the best start!

The Radiant Crabapple Tree is very cold-hardy and sure to provide you with an abundance of benefits and years of enjoyment!

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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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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 .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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Radiant Crabapple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'Radiant'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deep Pink
Foliage Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes