Types of Crab Apple Trees?

Answer The crab apple tree (Malus), like the apple tree, belongs to the rose plant family (rosaceae) but differs from the apple on account of fruit size. Any fruit 2 inches or less in diameter is a crab a... Read More »

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Types of Sargent Crab Apple Trees?

Sargent crab apples are Japanese natives popular for their spring flowers and winter fruit. Mounding shrubs 10 feet high to 20 feet wide, they need little pruning and are more disease resistant tha... Read More »

Disease Resistant Crab Apple Trees?

For years, the crab apple tree (Malus sp.) has provided gardeners and landscapers with a flowering, smaller growing, ornamental tree with a number of uses. Unfortunately, due to the high rates of ... Read More »

Can you prune crab apple trees in late summer?

During summer, July is the latest that a crab apple tree should be pruned. Pruning a crab apple tree after July may have a negative effect on the amount of fruiting and flowering the tree will do t... Read More »

Will a crab apple pollinate a fruit apple tree?

Most apple trees are not self-pollinating. In order to be pollinated, they must be planted near other apple trees with the same bloom time. Crab apple trees are an excellent pollinator for apple tr... Read More »