Crabapple Tree

Botanical name: malus
Family: Rosaceae (rose)Crabapple Malus Flowering

  • Deciduous
  • There are 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
  • Often grown as an ornamental tree, the small fruits, usually red in color are often very sour
  •  Used for canning and the making of jams
  • Common problems crabapples experience are:  fire blight, rust,  powdery mildew, apple scab, canker diseases, scale, eastern tent caterpillars, leaf defoliators, insect borers, and aphids.