|NAME||SIZE - Height||SIZE - Width||SHAPE||FOLIAGE||FLOWER||FRUIT||Disease Resistance|
Deep pink buds open to single pink blooms. This reliable performer has symmetrical form.
|20||20||Dense, rounded||Green with reddish tint in spring||Deep pink buds open to pink blooms, single||Red, 5/8" persistent||Good||Excel.||Excel.||Good|
Adirondack is an important cultivar because of its form and outstanding flower display. It is a compact, dense tree with strongly upright form. It produces one of the heaviest flower displays of the crabs. A Don Egolf, U.S. National Arboretum introduction.
|18||10||Densely upright, inverted cone||Medium green||White||Bright red, 1/2"||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus ‘Candymint’ PP 6606|
Irregularly spreading branches of this diminutive tree are smothered in spring with excellent, bright pink flowers. Dwarf character and abundant crop of bright red, persistent fruits hint at its origin as a Sargent seedling.
|10||15||Low, spreading||Purple tinted becoming bronze-green||Rose pink||Red, 3/8"||Good||Good||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus ‘Cardinal’ PP 7147|
Foliage holds its rich color through the summer and has the best disease resistance of crabs with deep purple leaf color. Flowers of this Malus hupehensis hybrid are bright magenta-pink to red.
|16||22||Broadly spreading||Dark purple-red, glossy||Magenta-pink to red||Deep red, 1/2"||Excel.||Good||Excel.||Excel.|
Red buds open to rosy red flowers. Form is strongly upright when young, becoming upright-spreading as it matures.
|20||15||Narrow, upright||Reddish-purple, aging to bronze-green||Red buds open to rosy red, single flowers||Bright red, 5/8", persistent||Good||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
Top grafted on a 4’ standard, Coralburst® is slow growing and forms a very dense, symmetrically rounded head.
|15||15||Compact, dense, rounded||Dark green||Coral pink buds, double rose colored flowers||Bronze, 1/2"||Fair||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
Light pink buds open to white blooms. This rounded tree has a good appearance year round and is valued for its smaller size.
|12||12||Compact, rounded||Light green, glossy||Light pink buds open to single white blooms||Bright red, 3/8"-1/2" persistent||Good||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
One of the hardiest and earliest of the crabapples to bloom, pink buds of Dolgo open to large, fragrant white flowers.
Abundant fruits ripening in mid-summer are edible and excellent for jelly.
|30||25||Upright, spreading, open||Green, glossy||White, 13/4", single||Red, 11/2", edible||Good||Good||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus ‘Donald Wyman’|
Donald Wyman Crabapple
Glossy clean foliage gives the tree a fresh appearance all summer. Small bright red fruit is among the most persistent of all crabapples.
|20||24||Rounded||Medium green, glossy and clean||Single, white||Bright red, 3/8", abundant, persistent||Good||Fair||Excel.||Good|
|Malus ‘Doubloons’ PP 7216|
The first double flowering white crab with disease resistantance. Outstanding yellow fruit.
|18||16||Dense, upright, spreading||Deep green||Double, white||Yellow, persistent, 3/8"||Good||Fair||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus sargentii ‘Select A’ PP 12621|
This compact selection of M. sargentii features long lasting, high quality fruit. Annual fruit display is more persistent than any other natural dwarf crabapple.
|8||10||Rounded, spreading||Dark green||White, opening from red buds||Bright red, 3/8" persistent||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
An old variety, proven over the years to be one of the best. Very graceful habit with irregular spreading branches produces a fine winter silhouette.
|18||25||Horizontally spreading, irregular||Green||Pink buds maturing to white single flowers||Yellow-red, 3/8"||Good||Fair||Excel.||Good|
Golden Raindrops® Crabapple
Fine textured, deeply cut foliage gives this unusual crab a delicate appearance. The form is elegant, with slender limbs spreading horizontally from upright branches.The abundant golden yellow fruit is truly tiny.
|20||15||Upright, vase shaped||Green, deeply cut||Delicate and starlike, white, profuse||Golden yellow and tiny, 1/4"||Excel.||Poor||Excel.||Excel.|
Harvest Gold® Crabapple
One of the best yellow fruited crabs, it features neat, crisp, dark green foliage and an upright branch habit.
|22||18||Upright oval||Dark green||White||Yellow, 1/2", persistent||Fair||Fair||Good||Good|
|Malus ‘Indian Magic’|
Indian Magic Crabapple
Bright red elongated fruit is of unusual shape and makes this tree beautiful in fall.
|15||15||Upright, spreading||Dark green||Deep pink, 11/2", single||Orange red, 1/2", persistent||Fair||Good||Good||Excel.|
|Malus ioensis ‘Klehm’s Improved Bechtel’|
Klehm’s Improved Bechtel Crab
Beautiful and fragrant double pink flowers distinguish this selection of the native Prairie Crab. It blooms late in the season.
|20||18||Rounded||Medium green||Fragrant, double pink. A late season bloomer||Green,sparse, 11/8"||Fair||Fair||Poor||Excel.|
A compact dwarf tree, perfect for formal gardens, patios and courtyards. Fine textured small leaves and dense growth habit create a very symmetrical, globe shaped head. It presents a neat and formal appearance throughout the year.
|10||10||Round, compact||Green||White||Yellow, 3/8"||Good||Good||Excel.||Excel.|
A pink flowered weeping crab with excellent form and dark green, glossy foliage.
|10||12||Weeping||Dark green, glossy||True pink||Yellow, 3/8"||Excel.||Good||Good||Good|
|Malus ‘Jarmin’ PP 14337|
Pink buds open to unusually large, white, double blooms. Unique for its stiffly upright, narrow form and virtually fruit- less nature, it is an excellent choice for courtyard settings and streetscapes, and for use near utility lines.
|24||10||Narrow upright, inverted cone||Medium green||Double, large white||Fruitless||Good||Good||Good||Excel.|
|Malus ‘Mary Potter’|
Mary Potter Crabapple
Moderately small with an attractive spreading form. One of the showiest crabs in bud and flowering stages.
|10||15||Horizontal and low spreading||Dark green||Buds pink opening to single, white, 1"||Red, 3/8", persistent. Beloved by birds||Good||Fair||Excel.||Fair|
Pink Princess™ Crabapple
A pink flowered, red leaf form of Sargent Crab. A naturally dwarf tree with all the desirable features of Sargent, but in a new color.
|8||12||Low, spreading||Purple becoming bronze-green||Rose pink||Deep red, 1/4"||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus ‘Pink Spires’|
Pink Spires Crabapple
Dense upright branching gives Pink Spires a symmetrical oval form. One of the earliest to flower and the bloom stage is longer lasting than most.
|15||12||Narrowly upright||Reddish purple||Pink, single||Maroon, 1/2"||Fair||Fair||Excel.||Good|
|Malus ioensis ‘Prairie Rose’|
Prairie Rose Crabapple
Large and fragrant double pink flowers look like miniature rosebuds. Introduced by University of Illinois, this selection of the midwest native crabapple is welcomed for its fruitless character.
|20||18||Rounded||Medium green||Double, deep pink, fragrant||Usually fruitless||Good||Fair||Poor||Good|
One of the best red leafed crabs, Prairifire has impressive landscape impact. Attributes include long lasting bright red flowers, excellent red fruit, and attractive reddish bark.
|20||20||Upright, spreading, becoming rounded||Red-maroon, aging reddish green||Crimson buds, bright pinkish red, single flowers||Dark red, 3/8"-1/2", persistent||Excel.||Good||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus ‘Professor Sprenger’|
Professor Sprenger Crabapple
Red buds open to fragrant pink and white flowers. More upright in habit and larger in size than most crabs, it features unusual orange-red fruit.
|20||20||Upright, spreading||Green||Pink buds open to white single flowers||Orange-red, 1/2", persistent||Excel.||Fair||Excel.||Excel.|
A popular variety with deep pinkish red flowers and maroon fruit.
|20||20||Upright, spreading||Purplish when young, fading to bronze||Deep pink, single||Maroon, 1/2", persistent||Fair||Good||Excel.||Good|
|Malus ‘Purple Prince’ PP 8478|
Purple Prince Crabapple
An outstanding rosy bloom crab. The purple bronze foliage and bright flowers rival Liset, but Purple Prince does not suffer from stem splitting and is faster growing. This is probably the best purple foliaged crab for growers.
|20||20||Rounded||Purple, becoming bronze green||Rose red||Maroon, 3/8"-1/2"||Excel.||Good||Excel.||Good|
A hardy University of Minnesota introduction, this tree resists fireblight and performs well in the Rocky Mountain and inter- mountain states.
|25||20||Broad, rounded crown||Red-purple when young, maturing to green.||Deep red buds, single deep pink flowers||Bright red, 1/2"||Poor||Excel.||Good||Fair|
|Malus ‘Red Barron’|
Red Barron Crabapple
Ascending branch structure, narrow form and adaptability to urban conditions have earned Red Barron a place on our UtiliTrees™ list.
|18||8||Narrow, columnar||Reddish-purple, maturing to bronze-green||Dark red, single||Dark red, 1/2"||Fair||Good||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus ‘Red Jade’|
Red Jade Crabapple
Desirable for its graceful form, white flowers, and its abundant cherry red fruit. Like many of the weepers, it looks its best when grown as a solitary specimen.
|10||15||Long, graceful, slen- der weeping branches||A glossy vibrant green||Deep pink buds, white flowers||Bright glossy red, 1/2", abundant, persistent||Fair||Fair||Excel.||Fair|
Red Jewel™ Crabapple
Bright red fruits are among the most profuse and persistent of any crab, holding fast until spring in mild winter areas, when they are replaced by an abundance of white blooms.
|15||12||Upright and pyramidal||Green||Pure white, single||Brilliant red, 1/2", persistent||Good||Fair||Excel.||Good|
The fastest growing crabapple—it becomes established and makes an impact in the landscape quickly, yet matures at normal crabapple size.
|25||25||Upright, spreading with age||Bronze-green, good fall color||Buds crimson, single flowers deep pink||Dark glossy red, 3/8"||Good||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
Royal Fountain® Crabapple
Royal Fountain® has a very graceful weeping habit and branches well at a young age. Purple foliage, rosy red flowers and deep red fruits add to its all season appeal.
|10||15||Weeping||Purple, becoming bronze-green||Rose red||Deep red, 3/8"-1/2"||Fair||Good||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus ‘JFS-KW5’ PP 14375|
Royal Raindrops® Crabapple
Bright pinkish red flowers combine with deep purple cutleaf foliage to present a unique new crab. Deeply lobed leaves and upright form with good branching and density are inherited from its Golden Raindrops® parent. Nursery growth is outstanding, and it displays good to excellent resistance to the common diseases.
|20||15||Upright, spreading||Purple, cutleaf||Bright pinkish-red||Red, 1/4", persistent||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.||Good|
Perhaps the first purple leaf flowering crab to challenge the purple leaf flowering plums. Flowers are almost the same color as the leaves.
|15||15||Upright, rounded||Dark purple, much like a purple leaved plum||Purple to crimson, single||Dark red, 5/8"-3/4"||Poor||Fair||Excel.||Excel.|
A natural dwarf with horizontal spreading branches. These are laden with bright red fruits that persist long into the winter months Outstanding when planted in groups.
|8||12||Low, horizontally spreading dwarf||Dark green||Profuse, single, white,|
|Small, 1/4"-1/3", profuse, dark red, persistent||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus sargentii ‘Tina’|
Sargent Tina Crabapple
This most petite of all crabapples is grown as a top graft. Flowers, fruit and leaves are all quite small.
|5||6||Small rounded dwarf tree||Medium green, small leaves||Bright red buds opening to single white flowers||Bright red, 1/4"||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
One of the most popular crabs. The crown is very uniform and symmetrical, making it one of the more formal looking crabs.
|20||20||Upright spreading, rounded and dense||Bright green, glossy||Buds pink, flowers single, white.||Orange, small, less than 3/8", persistent||Good||Fair||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus ‘Spring Snow’|
Spring Snow Crabapple
Featuring pure white flowers but no fruit, this is the crabapple to use in locations such as patios and courtyards where fruit would be objectionable. It flowers well on an annual basis.
|25||22||Dense, oval||Medium green||Pure white, fragrant, single||Nearly sterile.|
Excellent for patios & courtyards.
|Malus ‘Sutyzam’ PP 7062|
Sugar Tyme® Crabapple
Fragrant white flowers smother Sugar Tyme® in spring. Persistent red fruits provide a fine fall and winter display.
|18||15||Upright spreading, oval||Green||Pale pink buds, white, single flowers||Red, 1/2", persistent||Good||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
Unusual for its narrow form and striking foliage. Silvery green new growth matures to light green with silvery green under- sides. Fall color outshines that of all other crabapples.
|28||14||Upright, narrowly oval||Emerges silvery green. Outstanding fall color||White, single||Greenish, sparse, 1"||Good||Poor||Excel.||Excel.|
Velvet Pillar™ Crabapple
Velvet Pillar™ was selected as a tightly upright plant with purple foliage and well balanced growth for use as a hedge plant. We grow it as both multi-stem and tree form.
|20||14||Upright head with ascending branches||Purple||Pink, single||Maroon-red, 3/8", sparse||Fair||Good||Excel.||Good|
White Cascade® Crabapple
An early blooming white weeper, White Cascade® has a graceful form whether grown with a straight stem or trained as a contorted tree.
|12||15||Weeping||Green||Pink buds open to single white flowers||Yellow, 3/8"||Good||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.|
|Malus × zumi ‘Calocarpa’|
Zumi Calocarpa Crabapple
Very popular, widely used and time tested, this is a standard for comparison for white flowered crabs. Don’t confuse
M. zumi ‘Calocarpa’ with straight M. zumi.
|20||24||Rounded, gracefully spreading||Large green leaves, dense canopy||Buds red, flowers white, single, fragrant, 11/4"||Bright red, glossy, small, 3/8", persistent||Excel.||Excel.||Excel.||Good|