Whitney Crabapple

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Large pink and yellow striped edible fruit, the one-of-a-kind Whitney Crabapple Tree (Malus 'Whitney') is a flowering crabapple with fruit that is perfect for fresh eating! Crispy, juicy and puckeringly tart, you’ll enjoy the small fruit for canning, sauces and cooking!

The pinkish buds burst into gorgeous drifts of white blooms that pollinators adore! Soon the two-bite apples form among the green foliage and are ready for harvesting in late summer to early fall.

Whitney crabapples have been used to juice and make cider, even hard cider since this tree was found in Illinois in the 1860s. An heirloom gem that’s as ornamental as it is tasty, the smaller size, self-pollinating properties, and easy-going nature of this tree make it ideal for Edible Landscaping.

Planting and Application:

A lovely flowering specimen and focal point, these trees are as perfect in the front yard as they are gracing a side yard or back patio. Be sure to situate yours so you can watch the spring display and keep tabs on your harvest as it grows. Anchor and shade garden beds or accent the corner of your home’s foundation plantings with these flowering fruit trees!

Whitney Crabapple can be kept pruned as small as needed to accommodate any sized yard. For something very unique, train your tree into an Espalier for a space-saving conversation piece, or keep it pruned tiny for containers and large planters! Of course, a single specimen letting white petals flutter all around would boost curb appeal when planted near your front entry!

  • Clouds of White Blossoms
  • Small Size & Lush Green Foliage
  • Small Edible Sweet-Tart Fruit
  • Jam, Cider, Baked Goods & Fresh Eating
  • Pollinator & Wildlife Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Crabapple trees flower the best in full sun, so provide your tree at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Plant in a moderately moist, well-drained location that’s fertile and organic. A thick layer of mulch helps hold in moisture and insulate the roots of these cold-hardy trees!

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Moist & Enriched Soil
  • Self-Pollinating
  • 700-900 Chill Hours
  • Easy Care

Whitney Crabapple Tree is a fantastic heirloom fruit tree with gorgeous blossoms and edible fruit for you or your wildlife! Order dual-purpose landscaping ornamentals today at NatureHills.com!

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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

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

Whitney Crabapple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus 'Whitney'
Type Deciduous
Rootstock Malus Dolgo
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Late Season
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes