Louisa Weeping Crabapple Tree
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Louisa Weeping Crabapple Tree
Louisa Weeping Crabapple Leaf
Louisa Weeping Crabapple Additional Product Shot 586
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Louisa Weeping Crabapple Additional Product Shot 728

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 10-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Louisa Weeping Crabapple
Malus x 'Louisa'
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$275.00
Order 3 or more $295.00 each
Or, $325.00 each
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Louisa Weeping Crabapple will paint a pretty spring picture in your yard when its medium-pink flower buds burst open to create a waterfall of soft shell pink blossoms. Local honeybees will appreciate the sweet-smelling flowers, and by visiting them will ensure that tons of yellow-orange crabapples will follow in fall for the birds. What sets this particular Crabapple apart from most is its elegant weeping habit that makes it look a bit like a weeping Cherry tree. Let it weep all the way to the ground, and the kids will have a good hide-and-seek spot under its canopy!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 10-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Growing trees from seed is a slow and uncertain way to create a landscape.  Not only does it take years for trees to reach a substantial size, but you never know exactly what you’ll get.  But this was the passion of Polly Hill of Martha’s Vineyard, who created an arboretum on her 60-acre property from plants grown mostly from seed.  One of those plants was ‘Louisa,’ which she named after her daughter in 1962.  In 2007, Polly passed away at the age of 100, but her arboretum lives on today.

The Details

Try as you might to hold back the tears - it'll be a tough task when you set your eyes on this weeper! While the weeping habit alone is reason enough to buy this Crabapple, we have a bit more to share with you. To start off…red buds open to pink flowers in spring. Glossy dark green leaves carry on through the summer as small yellow fruit form to give you quite an outstanding autumnal show! Louisa Weeping Crabapples also have good disease resistance and drought tolerance.

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 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 15'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 10-15'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Yellow
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 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

Scale

Size: B

Size B

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

Size B Trees:

5-6' tall. This broad growing weeping form is nearly 4-5' wide when shipped in our #15 tree container. With strong stem caliper to 1 1/2" to support the wide and long weeping branches.

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Louisa Weeping Crabapple Tree
Louisa Weeping Crabapple Leaf
Louisa Weeping Crabapple Additional Product Shot 586
Louisa Weeping Crabapple Additional Product Shot 162
Louisa Weeping Crabapple Additional Product Shot 728