Candied Apple™ Flowering Crabapple Tree
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Candied Apple™ Flowering Crabapple Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Candied Apple™ Flowering Crabapple

Malus x 'Weepcanzam' PP4,038

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Weeping Candied Apple™ Crabapple has a lot to give, but asks for little in return. In spring, you’ll love its profusion of fragrant rosy blossoms which fade to a soft pink. Pollinators of all stripes will delight in them, too, buzzing contentedly as they zip from flower to flower. In fall, this showy ornamental tree is decked out in hordes of tiny, glossy red “candied apples” that will feed hungry birds in winter. So much to offer, but so little required of you! This tough tree doesn’t need babying and won’t be a burden on your already busy schedule.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Candied Apple™ is a product of Lake County Nursery of Perry, Ohio.  LCN is owned by the Zampini family, and the presence of ‘zam’ in the botanical name (here, ‘Weepingcanzam’) is a giveaway that the plant is a Lake County introduction—and there are lots of them.  Crabapples are one of their specialties; LCN has introduced 28 to date.  In Crabs, they look for “superiority in disease resistance, foliage, flower, and form, in that order.”  This one was hybridized by Jim Zampini and was granted a patent in 1977.

The Details

This small weeping Crabapple is sweet! Fragrant reddish-pink flowers covers the cascading branches in spring followed by bright red crabapples in fall - a delicacy for visiting birds. A good sized tree for any garden, big or small. Use for a specimen outside your picture window so you can see it all year round!

How to Grow

No special knowledge needed to grow this charming multi-season tree.  Candied Apple™ is forgiving of a variety of soil types, and only requests lots of sunshine, regular water during establishment, and good drainage.  In a wet year, it may be affected by a disease called “apple scab,” which leaves dark spots on the fruits and foliage.  This can be prevented with fungicides or simply ignored.  Candied Apple™ is resistant to the more serious diseases that sometimes strike Crabapples and makes a refreshing alternative to the Weeping Cherries that some say are overplanted.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 15'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 12-15'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Orange/Yellow
Flower Color Blush Pink
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Fall/Winter
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators Yes
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
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

Size Guide Scale


Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

6-8' tall. This graceful weeping form is grown and shipped in our #15 tree container. Strong stem caliper 1 - 1 1/2" and well developed branching and canopy.

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Candied Apple™ Flowering Crabapple Tree
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