Red Barron Crabapple (Malus x 'Red Barron') is a deciduous tree that offers 4-season ornamental interest. Your Red Barron Crabapple will amaze you when its profusion of red buds open in May! Each spring, Red Barron drapes itself in striking clusters of fragrant red flowers that virtually cover the branches in scarlet intensity!
As the season progresses, the foliage emerges a coppery bronze, transitioning to dark green, before clothing your tree in brilliant orange for autumn. The falling leaves reveal the glorious color of the fruit, a deep, shiny red that gives your Crabapple its name. These bright red, cherry-sized fruits ripen in early to late fall and often persist through the winter months.
The flowers are vital nectar resources for pollinators and the fruit is a fantastic food for wildlife and songbirds throughout the winter. Plus, while tart and puckers, Crabapples are actually edible for humans too!
These slim trees add pinpoint shade to garden beds and unique accents around the garden without worrying about sacrificing space! Easily tuck one into a garden bed or border as a 4-season accent and not lose room for other plants or garden space!
It's a terrific accent tree, with a narrow, upright nature that's perfect for smaller landscapes. If you have a spot for an ornamental tree, but not much space, Red Barron is for you! Red Barron Crabapple has a narrowly upright, columnar growth habit. Its low canopy has a typical clearance of two feet from the ground and is suitable for planting under power lines.
Although adaptive, full sunlight will provide the best color in your Red Barron. Very urban savvy, tolerant of most any soil as long as it's well-drained and mulched. Because of the great form this tree has, it needs little pruning or help from anyone to do anything except show off all year long. Use Nature Hills Root Booster to get your tree off to the best start!
Under ideal conditions, you can expect your Red Barron Crabapple Tree to thrive in your yard for fifty years or more! So get growing one today by ordering at NatureHills.com!
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.
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|
|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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Malus 'Red Barron'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|