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Crabapple Trees

Crabapple trees are wonderful additions to any landscaping. Whether it’s a meticulous front yard or a gap you’re trying to fit in your home garden, there’s a crabapple tree out there that is sure to fit your needs! 

With wonderfully colored flowers, and sour fruits that make some of the best jams out there, crabapple trees are sure to not disappoint. 

Keep reading to learn all about how to have and care for one of your own!

Pink Crabapple trees

Growing a Crabapple Tree

One of the great things about crabapple trees (besides how beautiful they are!) is that they’re relatively easy to take care of. With a bit of care and attention, you can have one of your own soon enough! 

Use our comprehensive guides to learn the ins and outs of how to grow a crabapple tree.

How To Plant a Crabapple Tree
How To Prune a Crabapple Tree
How to Treat and Prevent Crabapple Tree Diseases

Dark red crabapple blossoms, deep red foliage on Malus Royalty tree branches.

Crabapple Tree Varieties

Like apple trees, crabapple trees come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re new to the crabapple tree world, then start with our comprehensive 45 Crabapple Tree Varieties guide. Or, if you already know exactly what variety you’re interested in, dive right in!

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The white flowers and pink blossoms of a Snowdrift Crabapple Tree in Spring in front of blue sky background

Crapapple FAQs

Are crabapples edible?

Yes, while crabapples are often tart and smaller than regular apples, they are edible and are commonly used to make jellies and preserves.

How large do crabapple trees grow?

Depending on the variety, crabapple trees can range in size from 10 to 25 feet tall and wide.

When do crabapple trees bloom?

Crabapple trees typically bloom in spring, offering a spectacular display of flowers ranging from white to deep red, depending on the variety.

Are crabapples good for wildlife?

Yes, crabapples are a great source of food for wildlife, particularly birds, during the winter months.

Enjoy Your Crabapple Tree!

I hope this guide has inspired you to plant your own crabapple tree. Whether you’re looking for something to fit in that gap in your garden, or just looking for a little more color, there’s a crabapple tree variety out there for you. Just take a look at all of our variety posts!

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