Southern Crabapple

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The Southern Crabapple tree, Malus angustifolia, also called a wild crabapple or narrowleaf crabapple, is a small tree. This deciduous tree grows fast and reaches a height of 30/35 ft. Its flowers have deep pink buds that open lighter pink, then eventually fade to white.

In early spring Southern Crabapple produces an abundance of flowers in the most delicate shades of pink, and these flowers have an exquisite fragrance!  For an added bonus, the leaves turn many shades of red, orange and gold in the fall.  

This attractive tree produces small yellow fruits, up to an inch in diameter, and appears in autumn; provides food for wildlife and can also be used to make jelly.

This species of crabapple is native to the damp forests of eastern North America.  This Southern Crabapple tree has excellent adaptability, especially to heat.  

Aside from its practicality and being extremely versatile, it is a beautiful tree, especially when viewed in a naturalistic setting.  It is also quite striking even as a specimen!

* Attractive

* Fast growing

* Food for wildlife


Southern Crabapple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Malus angustifolia
Foliage Green
Mature Height 25 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Yellow