At a Glance
Latin Name: Malus baccata, manchurian
Mature Height: 25 ft
Soil / Climate: Zones: 4-8 Height/Spread: 15 to 20 feet tall and wide.
Form: Rounded Color: Deep pinkish-red flowers, purple-red fruit Magenta-pink, nearly red flowers pop against purple-tinged foliage in spring.
In fall, the leaves turn a fiery orange, creating a striking contrast with the dark red crabapples.
Notes: White flower. Fruit is red, 3/8 inch in diameter, bears annually, and is persistent through winter
Wildlife: The fruit is a favorite food of the ruffed grouse, pheasant, woodpecker. Countless other birds rely upon the fruit, seed, buds, nectar, and flowers for food. Deer are drawn to crabapple trees for the fruit and to browse any new growth
Provides habitat for deer, ruffed grouse, pheasant, turkey and bees.
Purchase Size: 6-12 inch.