Crabapple-Malus-Flowering

Crabapple Trees

  • Deciduous tree with many varieties (over 700 cultivars) that range from 15 – 45 ft. in height.
  • Crown can be very busy and produce many twigs.
  • Flowers in the early spring with white or pink blooms.
  • Often grown as an ornamental tree. The small fruits, usually red in color, are often very sour and used for canning and the making of jams.
  • Common problems Crabapples experience are: Apple Scab, Fire Blight, Rust, Powdery Mildew, Apple Scab, Canker Diseases, Scale, Eastern Tent Caterpillars, Leaf Defoliators, insect borers, and aphids.

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