Flowering Crabapple Trees
Flowering Crabapple Trees
Glorious Flowering Crabapple Trees at NatureHills.com
Our customers rave about the beauty and ease of care of their Flowering Crabapple trees. If you love color, this extraordinarily hardy small tree is for you!
We offer an extensive online catalog, filled with a myriad of options for flower color, form and fall color! Choose a hardy, disease-resistant cultivar for your yard!
You have colorful clouds of white, pale pink, coral, bold carmine, fuchsia, or rich scarlet to select from. Choose from charming single blooms or lavish double blooms that can last for weeks in nice weather!
Crabapple leaves appear after the trees start blooming in early spring. Beautiful flower buds look like pretty little jewels along each branch.
Some varieties do a neat color change, like upright Adirondack Crabapple. This superior cultivar has ruby-red buds, which unfurl to reveal white blooms streaked with pale pink!
The clustered blooms absolutely cover every branch. This desirable trait is what makes Flowering Crabapples so special!
Blooms are up to two inches across, and they can feature a single circlet of petals. Or, the blooms may be ornately semi-double or even fully double...with an extra set of overlapping petals.
Crabapple Fruit is Edible, But a Bit Too Tart to Eat Raw
Of course, you'll also want to consider the color fruit, too. Enjoy a spectrum of colors from harvest orange, fire-engine red and maroon purple to the golden-yellow tones of louisa-flowering-crabapple weeping Louisa Crabapple!
Useful Crabapples for Jelly, Songbirds and Winter Interest
Dolgo Crabapple has a long bloom period, which makes them superior pollinators to boost the production of your home Apple tree orchard. Use their edible, pectin-rich fruit to thicken your preserves, jams and jellies, too!
Birds adore the dark purple fruit of Profusion Crabapple, so it won't last long! This highly pigmented, red-flowering selection offers dynamic foliage all season, too.
For a more persistent fruit display...select Red Jewel Crabapple. You'll be thrilled by seven months of bright red fruit through much of the fall and winter!
What is your Favorite Crabapple Tree Shape?
All trees grow in a natural form. Wide open areas call out for spreading branches...while tight spots need narrow columnar trees like Pink Spires Crabapple.
For small yards, try the exceptional Sargent Crabapple. This natural dwarf grows into a spreading, architectural accent with marvelous attributes.
Compact Royal Raindrops Crabapple trees can be grown under utility wires. Beautify your neighborhood with their magenta-pink flowers, purple leaves and fruit; and gorgeous orange-red fall color.
Tina Sargeant is a petite choice that can be kept in oversized garden containers. Decorate your patio, Roof Garden or courtyard with their darling white flowers.
Are Flowering Crabapples Messy?
For a tree without fruit, try nearly sterile Spring Snow Crabapple near pavement, patios and in formal courtyards. Breathe in the scent of their fragrant single blooms!
Other varieties like Snowdrift Crabapple hold their fruit for a long time in winter. Hungry birds will eat this persistent fruit late in the winter season...cleaning them up for you!
Grow your Flowering Crabapple tree in mulched garden beds for the lowest-maintenance. You'll not have a moment's worry about fallen flowers or fruit.
In any case, the benefits of Flowering Crabapple more than outweigh any minor mess. Besides, these showy wildlife trees provide plenty of nectar for bees and butterflies!
Modern Flowering Crabapple Trees Are Healthy and Easy-Care
Plant breeders have also improved the performance of today's varieties. Already a very cold-hardy ornamental tree…now it's even tougher against common pests and diseases.
Prairiefire Crabapple does a great job resisting scab, rust and powdery mildew. Prairifire is also stunning with purple leaves that turn orange in fall!
Flowering Crabapple trees are easy to grow and are very rewarding, even for a beginner gardener. They prefer full sun, and thrive in a wide range of soils and locations.
Need more help deciding which Crabapple varieties to choose? Contact your local Ag Extension office for advice on Crabapples that thrive in your area >>
How to Feature Flowering Crabapple Trees
These outstanding ornamental trees make a great choice for an accent tree. Use your favorite in a front yard lawn planting where you'll see it from your picture window.
Run a series of them along your driveway or back fence. You'll be so pleased at the way their lush, dark green foliage boosts your privacy.
Of course, a Flowering Crabapple tree makes a noteworthy anchor tree in a patio planting bed. But they also work well as a backdrop for a perennial Butterfly Garden.
On larger properties, try grouping them to create a natural, park-like setting. Vary the spacing and follow the contours of your land for the most effective display.
Use them on the sunny side of larger evergreen trees. They'll add color and character to windbreaks, as well.
Planting and Care Tips for Flowering Crabapple Trees
First, if you see your preferred variety in stock at NatureHills.com...order it right away. We sell out of these fetching trees every year!
We'll ship it out when the time is right for planting in your area. Track your boxes directly to your doorstep, open them up and water them well.
Dig your hole twice as wide as the roots, but no deeper. Please keep them at the same level they were growing in the pot or at the plant nursery.
Scored a bareroot tree from us? Read How to Plant Bareroot Trees >>
Add Nature Hills Root Booster to the planting hole, following directions on the label. This symbiotic formula supports your tree's tiny feeder roots and never wears out.
Pat the backfill soil back into place and press down. Soak the area with water to eliminate air pockets at the root level.
Keep your new tree hydrated the first year. What's the Right Way to Water Your New Plants? >>
Flowering Crabapples do wind up becoming tolerant to periodic drought once their roots are well established in your soil. However, we recommend providing a consistent schedule of supplemental water for the best results.
These exquisite trees are too pretty to ignore for long, aren't they? Flowering Crabapples are one of most popular landscape trees...please order yours right away or risk disappointment!