Sargent Crabapple Tree

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Architectural & Fragrant Sargent Crabapple Tree!

  • Naturally Dwarf Crabapple
  • Small Space Gardens
  • Exceptional Spring Display
  • Stunning Pink-Red Buds Open to Snowy White Flowers
  • Delightfully Fragrant Blooms
  • Butterfly & Bee Magnet
  • Ornamental Landscape Tree
  • Dark Green Dense Foliage Turns Yellow in Fall
  • Mounded, Wide-Spreading Form
  • Bright Red Fruit Persist all Winter
  • Architectural Branching 4 Season Interest
  • Edible Fruit for Jelly
  • Fruit Attracts Birds
  • Planters & Bonsai!

Gain year-round interest with the unique sized and shaped canopy of Sargent Crabapple Tree (Malus sargentii)! This dwarf selection fits wonderfully in foundation plantings and is perfectly sized for small modern lots and courtyards!

Join millions just like you who are delighted by the abundant clusters of fragrant, early spring flowers! The dense, spreading canopy is festooned with pretty pink buds that burst open into fragrant white flowers decorated with brilliant golden stamens.

Welcome spring with this scented beauty! Butterflies and local bee populations, as well as hungry songbirds too, will all appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Watch as the spring flowers slowly morph into brilliant, dark red crabapples over the long summer. Even after the yellow leaves drop in fall, the lovely branching and persistent, pea-sized fruit make a wonderful winter display.

How to Use Sargent Crabapple Tree In The Landscape

Whether you add one to a collection of Crabapples...or count on it as a specimen patio tree. The redolent aroma of Sargent is a dream come true after a long, hard winter.

One of the smallest Crabapples, Sargent features a branch structure that adds a sculptural effect all year long! The mounded canopy spreads wide and displays zigzagging branches. No wonder people adore this variety as long-lived Bonsai, container specimen, or Espalier!

When grown in the ground becomes a true garden highlight! All summer, dark green leaves grow densely to cast refreshing shade.

Use as a backdrop to Butterfly Gardens, or run a hedgerow to create a privacy screen along your property line. Grow in large planters, on balconies, postage stamp lots and rooftop gardens. You’ll easily enjoy all the benefits of a flowering Crabapple anywhere!

Fantastic as a standout specimen planting for all sizes of landscape, Sargent is perfect for adorning your front entry, lining a driveway and accenting a porch or patio with selective shade! Add a pretty treatment of Holiday lights and outdoor decorations for a real showcase.

Oh...and yes, the dark-red berries are edible!

Creating lip-smacking preserves, these tart cousins of the Apple are pectin-rich! Helping thicken jellies and add a bright tone. Harvest your fair share before hungry birds eat them all!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Crabapple trees require full sun, so provide your tree at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day in USDA growing zones 4-8. The dwarf dense spreading crown won’t interfere with utility lines.

Preferring moist, well-drained soil that is organically enriched, plus a generous layer of mulch to insulate and retain moisture. Sargent can be tolerant of drier conditions once it’s established.

Head over to our Garden Blog for more Scoop on Crabapples! Easy care and low maintenance, Sargent Crabapple Tree will delight you for years to come! Order yours at today!

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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.

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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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Sargent Crabapple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus sargentii
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Pink Buds Open White
Foliage Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes