Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Tree
Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Leaf
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Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Tree
Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Ruby Tears™ Crabapple
Malus x 'Bailears' PPAF
$275.00
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Ruby Tears™ is an exciting new Crabapple tree with a dramatic broadly weeping habit, burgundy-flushed spring foliage, and raspberry-pink blossoms that fade to a soft pink. But wait—there’s more! We almost forgot the ruby-red crabapple fruits that give this tree its name and bring the songbirds to your yard each winter. Ruby Tears™ also boasts excellent resistance to the diseases that plague many of the older Crabapples from your grandmother’s time (sorry, Grandma). Plant this flashy ornamental tree front-and-center in your front yard or around back where you can enjoy it from your deck or patio in all seasons.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Ruby Tears TM popped up one day in 2004 in the trial gardens at the Fort Wayne, Indiana nursery of Michael and Jon Koeneman. Looking around, it appeared the most likely suspects to have fathered/mothered the foundling were ‘Prairiefire’ and ‘Louisa.’ The new plant had the purplish young foliage of Prairiefire, but the weeping shape of Louisa. The Koenemans enlisted the help of Bailey Nurseries, a wholesale grower based in Minnesota, to help in the propagation and marketing of the lucky find, and together they got the plant into production.

The Details

A new weeping Crabapple variety! Bright green foliage turns to shades of deep red and burgundy, quite a contrast to the dark pink flowers in spring. Small dark red crabapples appear in fall which are rather tasty to your feathered friends - you may want to plant this near birdhouses and feeders! This Ruby Tears doesn't get too big making it perfect for smaller gardens or narrow spaces.

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 10'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 12-15'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Bronze/Green
Fall Leaf Color Bronze
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Burgundy
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 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

Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

5-6' tall. Graceful weeping form grown in our #15 tree container. Fully branched with a thick canopy. Stem caliper around 1 1/2". A Bower & Branch favorite.

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Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Tree
Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Leaf
Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Additional Product Shot 354
Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Additional Product Shot 1257
Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Additional Product Shot 1258
Ruby Tears™ Crabapple Additional Product Shot 1259