Crabapple trees – Malus spp. – come in all shapes and sizes and 100s of varieties. They can act as shrubs growing close to the ground or small shade trees.

There isn’t a ton to say about crabapples. They are gorgeous for a few weeks and average for the remainder of the year.

Newer varieties of Crabapples are best because the more old-fashioned types are susceptible to leaf diseases and can lose their leaves by early fall. To combat this, you need to treat the tree with fungicide in mid-May. Talk to your contractor for the best program.

Varieties – Louisa, Spring Snow, Pink Spires