Adirondack Flowering Crabapple Tree
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Adirondack Flowering Crabapple Tree
Adirondack Flowering Crabapple Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 10-12'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Adirondack Flowering Crabapple

Malus x 'Adirondack'

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Picture an Adirondack chair -- low-slung and laid-back, made for reclining in on a lazy Summer day. OK, this Tree is nothing like that! Adirondack Flowering Crabapple is a distinctive specimen that grows profoundly upright, standing strong and proud. It lifts the eye up to the sky. Valued also for its exceedingly profuse flower display, Adirondack is a knockout in Spring. Rosy red buds burst open and soon the canopy is covered in large (for a Crabapple) white flowers. In Fall, glossy red fruits appear, which songbirds usually devour by Christmas. A fine, formal element.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 10-12'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›

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The Story

There are hundreds of varieties of Crabapple Trees available, but most of the older selections have fallen by the wayside, replaced by newer Trees with superior ornamental qualities and greater disease resistance. Master plant breeder, Dr. Donald Egolf of the U.S. National Arboretum, developed Adirondack Flowering Crabapple. Selected from a group of 500 seedlings, it stood out not only for its unique form, but also for its unparalleled disease resistance. It was introduced to the public in 1987. 

The Details

Adirondack Crabapple's pretty flowers are fragrant, too! Plant a pair of Trees on either side of a couple of Adirondack chairs, and create a cozy sitting area that's a treat for the eyes and nose. 

How to Grow

The Adirondack Crabapple is easy to please and makes a good Tree for novice gardeners. Plant it in an open, sunny area with good air circulation. Adirondack isn't pick 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 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 15' Tall
Avg Mature Width 12' Wide
Spacing 10-12'
Growth Rate Very Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
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 No
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 No
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale


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

Size C Trees:

8-10' Tall, shipped balled and burlapped. This tree has a stem caliper over 2". Wide branching, strong structure, pruned from a young age to develop great featured branching and form. This is a very big tree and should be professionally installed.

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Adirondack Flowering Crabapple Tree
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