Show Time™ Crabapple Tree
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Show Time™ Crabapple Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Mid - Late Spring
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Show Time™ Crabapple

Malus x 'Shotizam'

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Lights, camera, ACTION! The new Show Time™ Flowering Crabapple Tree will put on a crowd-pleasing production in your garden, complete with delightful scene changes throughout the year. In spring, the drama unfolds outside your window with practically fluorescent fuchsia blossoms that will draw rave reviews from guests and neighbors (not to mention from thosevaluable pollinators). In fall, the foliage will take on warm hues of gold and orange before stepping aside to give the pretty polished red crabapples the stage to themselves. The fruits last most of the winter, until they are finally soft and sweet enough for the songbirds to swoop in and devour them in the final act. Bravo!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Mid - Late Spring
  • Show more ›

Recommended by Our Growers

The Story

Show Time™ Crabapple got its big break in Perry, Ohio, where it was discovered and introduced by Lake County Nursery. LCN is known for its hardy, strong-performing plant introductions, and Crabapples are one of their specialties. To make the cut, the folks at Lake County look for Crabs with “superiority in disease resistance, foliage, flower, and form, in that order.” Other growers have also given Show Time™ two thumbs up, and many even prefer it to the popular Prairie FireCrabapple, which has a similar vibrant pink flower color. Although Show Time™ is a showstopper in the landscape, it’s no diva. It shows good resistance to the diseases that may affect Crabs, and it’s tough enough to handle winters in Maine and Minnesota.

The Details

Cedar waxwings are especially fond of Crabapple fruits, and if you’re lucky, you may be treated to a special show of these lovely, distinctive birds making a meal of Show Time™ Crabapples. 
When the fruits are gone, you can always hang a birdfeeder from its branches and let the show go on!

How to Grow

Sugar Tyme™ Crabapple is an excellent tree for the novice gardener—it’s simple to grow and will only get bigger and more beautiful with each passing year. This is a tree that likes an open, sunny area with good air circulation. It isn’t picky about soil and will even grow in heavy clay. Sugar Tyme™ will need regular irrigation if rain is lacking while it gets settled into your landscape, so keep it supplied with water for the first year or two. Not too much! It doesn’t appreciate sitting in wet soil. Pruning needs will be minimal. This selection naturally attains a balanced, upright-pyramidal form on its own.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 22'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 15-20'
Leaf Color Purple/Bronze - Bronze/Green
Fall Leaf Color Fiery Orange
Flower Color Bright Pink/Red
Flower Time Mid - Late Spring
Fruit Color Red
Foliage Color Purple/Bronze - Bronze/Green
Bloom Time Mid - Late 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 Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen No
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale


Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

6-8' Tall grown in our #15 tree container.

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Show Time™ Crabapple Tree