Spring Snow Crabapple Tree
Spring Snow Crabapple Leaf
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Spring Snow Crabapple Tree
Spring Snow Crabapple Leaf
Spring Snow Crabapple Additional Product Shot 567
Spring Snow Crabapple Additional Product Shot 568

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Spring Snow Crabapple
Malus x 'Spring Snow'

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Whoever heard of a Crabapple tree with no crab apples? Well, in some cases, fruits may be a nuisance, and that’s when Spring Snow Crabapple comes to the rescue. This pretty flowering tree comes in handy near sidewalks or patios where fruits might make a mess. Tolerant of city life, Spring Snow Crab also makes a good street tree, and it’s small enough to plant under power lines, too. Though it’s lacking in the fruit department, this dependable tree produces a cloud of bright white flowers each spring, and its floral display alone earns it a place in tidy landscapes—no clean-up required!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›

The Story

Spring Snow is a direct descendant of an old, super-cold-hardy Crabapple variety called ‘Dolgo,’ which originated in South Dakota in 1917.  Dolgo is not grown much anymore, but Spring Snow is still popular, due to its lack of fruits.  The original Spring Snow seedling grew for 25 years in Saskatchewan (where they see plenty of real “Spring Snows”!) before anyone noticed it and realized its potential.  It was finally spotted in 1963 by A.J. Porter.  A few years later it was patented in the U.S. by Inter-State Nursery of Iowa.

The Details

Some of us may dream of a "White Christmas", but what about a white spring?! Fragrant, pure white flowers cover the branches of this hardy Crabapple. Dark green leaves overtake this disease resistant and drought tolerant tree in summer, only to be overcome by fabulous yellow color in fall. Spring Snow Crabapples are not only beautiful trees, but also very tidy - they don't produce fruit! I guess the birds are just gonna have to eat birdseed this winter...

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 30'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 20-25'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
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 No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
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:

6-8' tall. This larger growing white selection, grown and shipped in our #15 tree container at this grade size is generally one of our largest Crabapples when delivered. Strong stem caliper to 1 1/2".

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Spring Snow Crabapple Tree
Spring Snow Crabapple Leaf
Spring Snow Crabapple Additional Product Shot 567
Spring Snow Crabapple Additional Product Shot 568