April Showers™ Flowering Crabapple Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 6-8'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Spring
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April Showers™ Flowering Crabapple

Malus mill 'Uebo'
$275.00
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Crabapple Trees come in all shapes and sizes, but weeping forms are rare. That makes April Showers Flowering Crabapple a very special tree indeed. This petite wonder drapes its long, slender branches straight down by its sides instead of holding them upright like an ordinary tree. It looks a bit like a green Cousin It! In spring, April Showers goes from funny to fabulous when the soft pink buds appear and open to reveal sweetly fragrant white blossoms. By fall, the blooms have morphed into glossy red fruits like tiny apples, attracting songbirds such as robins and cedar waxwings.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 6-8'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Crabapple Trees are genetically the same as Apple Trees; the only difference is an arbitrary one: Crabapples have fruits that are less than two inches in diameter. The small, sour crabapples generally don’t make for good eating (although you can make them into jelly), so these trees are usually grown as ornamentals. A great deal of natural variation exists within the species, and there are many, many novel selections to choose from to fill any niche in the landscape. This one was discovered in the Czech Republic in 1998. Over the years, it has proved to be slow-growing and resistant to disease.

The Details

A pollinator fave! Crabapples provide valuable nourishment to our hardworking pollinators in spring. Honey bees, bumblebees, and mason bees may happily visit your tree, ensuring that the blooms turn into bunches of showy fruit.

How to Grow

April Showers Flowering Crabapple is easy to please and makes a good tree for novice gardeners. Plant it in an open, sunny area with good air circulation. April Showers isn’t picky about soil and will grow even in heavy clay as long as drainage is adequate. Use the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System to keep your tree well supplied with water during the establishment period, so it can develop a strong root system. In subsequent years, it will be relatively drought tolerant. Do any pruning directly after blooming, except for suckers that appear at the base of the tree, which may be removed at any time.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 8-10'
Avg Mature Width 5-6'
Spacing 6-8'
Growth Rate Moderate
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red/Orange
Flower Color Snowy White
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Bloom Time Spring
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 No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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