Sargent Crabapple - single stem Tree
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Sargent Crabapple - single stem Tree
Sargent Crabapple - single stem Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 10-12'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Sargent Crabapple - single stem
Malus sargentii
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Sargent Crabapple is a small but wide-spreading ornamental tree that is perfect for the wildlife-friendly garden—though it has plenty of people-pleasing qualities as well! You’ll love the abundant, bright white flowers in spring that hug the branches like garlands strung with popcorn, and honeybees and other pollinators will eagerly get to work on them. In fall, you’ll enjoy the display of hundreds of tiny red crab apple fruits (like Red Hots candies), and songbirds will appreciate them, too. We grow this beautiful, disease-resistant flowering Crabapple as a multi-stem tree, which has a low, thickety habit great for massing in naturalistic wildlife gardens, and as a single-stem tree for more formal landscapes.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 10-12'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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The Story

Charles Sargent graduated from Harvard University in 1862, while America was embroiled in the Civil War.  Sargent joined the Army and fought for the Union, attaining the rank of major (so he was “Major Sargent”?).  It is thought that a long trip to Europe after the war inspired his passion for horticulture.  He became the first director of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in 1873.  In Japan in 1892, he collected the Crabapple that bears his name.  Our Single-Stem Sargent Crabs are limbed up in “Tree-Form,” with a short trunk clear of branches.

The Details

Good things do come in small packages! You won't believe all of the brilliant white blossoms that appear in the spring on this lovely dwarf tree. This Crabapple has very distinct dark, green, lobed foliage. In the fall, the leaves turn a beautiful mix of yellow, bronze and red. The birds love feasting on the bright red berries in the fall also. One of the hardiest flowering Crabapples available. Atten..hut!!!

How to Grow

Flowering Crabapples grow well in a wide range of soil conditions and should be planted in a sunny area of your yard; they can tolerate very light shade as well. As with all trees, keep your newly planted Crabapple watered. Don’t keep the soil too wet, however, moist soil is fine. Crabapples also like fertilizer, the more you give them – the more they grow. Once a year apply a simple tree fertilizer during fall to help promote new growth and flowers for the following season. Pruning Flowering Crabapples is fairly easy. Prune branches after your Crabapple is done flowering and cut off any suckers around the base of your tree whenever they appear.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 8'
Avg Mature Width 12'
Spacing 10-12'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow/Orange
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

5-6' tall dwarf grown in our #15 tree container, this smaller growing tree has a well developed canopy and branching structure. Stem caliper 1 - 1 1/2".

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Sargent Crabapple - single stem Tree
Sargent Crabapple - single stem Leaf
Sargent Crabapple - single stem Additional Product Shot 896
Sargent Crabapple - single stem Additional Product Shot 506
Sargent Crabapple - single stem Additional Product Shot 1005