Crabapple

Malus


ZONE HARDINESS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SPACE REQUIREMENTS
1' 50' 100'
HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
1' 50' 100'
SUN REQUIREMENTS
1 50 100

The genus of Malus has several differing species of trees and shrubs. Grown for their brilliant spring color, they are adaptable to many types of soils and moisture conditions. Some are drought tolerant. Crabapple flowers can range from brilliant pinks, light pink and white. They range in size from 6-foot shrub to dwarf to 20 feet high.

The fruit provides food through the winter for birds. The early spring flowers provide pollen for bumble bees, and honey bees.

This plant has a fire-resistance score of 8, meaning it should be planted 30 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise:

https://gardentronic.com/blog/idaho-firewise-protect-your-home-wildfires/

Idaho Firewise recommends these hybrids:

'Cinderella' a dwarf crabapple,

'Dolgo' crabapple

'Roselow' Sargent Crabapple (M. sargentii).

http://idahofirewise.org/

This plant is listed as beneficial to pollinators in the book, “100 Treasure Valley Pollinator Plants”. https://gardentronic.com/blog/one-hundred-treasure-valley-pollinator-plants/


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PLANT DETAILS


NAME
Flowering Crabapple
TYPE
Tree
HEIGHT
7' - 20'
SPACING
7' - 20'

ZONE HARDINESS
4-8

SUN REQUIREMENTS
Full sun

ΒLOOM TIME
Spring