Crabapple Comparison Chart

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Crabapple Comparison Chart

The Crabapple Comparison Chart is a list of common crabapple trees grown at Johnson's Nursery. crabapples are versatile, smaller, ornamental trees used in landscapes, and vary in shapes and sizes such as dense, rounded, low, spreading, upright, oval, columnar, and weeping. Crabapples bloom in spring, usually from mid to late April through mid-May, bearing flowers that vary a deal deal in color, size, fragrance, and visual appeal. It is common for flower buds to be red, opening to pink or white flowers. Crabapples can produce fruit anywhere from July through November, and also vary color, size, and persistence.

Disease resistance is a major consideration when selecting crabapples. Apple scab is one of the most common fungal pests of crabapples, and fire blight is another disease. All the crabapples listed below and rated on their resistance to such diseases.

Featured image: Malus 'Mary Potter'

Disease Resistance Legend: E = Excellent | G = Good | F = Fair | P = Poor

Adams20'25'dense, roundeddark green w/ red tint in springdeep pink-red buds open to pink blooms, singlered, 5/8", persistentGE
Adirondak20'12'densely upright, inverted conemedium greenwhitebright red, 1/2"EE
Candymint10'20'low, spreadingpurple tint, becoming bronze-greenrose pinkburgundy, 3/8"GG
Cardinal®15'15'broadly spreadingdark purple-red, glossymagenta-pink to reddeep red, 1/2"EG
Cinderella®8'5'upright, oval, compactdark green, deeply cutred buds open to whiteyellow-gold, 1/4"FE
Coralburst®15'15'compact, dense, rounddark greencoral pink buds open to double rosebronze, 1/2", fewFE
Donald Wyman25'25'broadly roundeddark green, glossy, cleansingle, whitebright red, 3/8", abundant, persistentGF
Emerald Spire®15'6'upright, columnargreenpink, showy, singlered, persistentEE
Firebird™8'12'rounded, spreadingdark greenred buds open to whitebright red, 3/8", persistentEE
Harvest Gold®22'22'upright, roundeddark greenwhitegold-yellow, 1/2", persistentFF
Lancelot®10'8'upright, oval, dwarfcrisp greenbright red buds open to snow-whiteyellow-gold, 3/8"GG
Lollipop™10'10'compact, globe-shapebright greenwhiteyellow, 3/8"GG
Louisa15'20'weepingdark green, glossytrue pinkyellow-gold, 3/8"GG
Mary Potter12'18'horizontal and low spreadingdark greenpink buds open to single white flowersbright red, 3/8"FG
Pink Sparkles15'12'compact, pyramidalglossy dark greendeep pink buds open to pink-white bloomsbright-cherry red, persistentGG
Prairie20'20'round, spreadinggreenbaby pinkgreen, 1"PG
Prairie Maid20'25'rounded to spreadingburgundy-red tingeddeep pinkred, abundantEE
Prairifire20'20'upright, spreading, becoming roundedred maroon, aging to dark greenbright magenta, singlemaroon, 3/8"-1/2", persistentFG
Profusion30'25'upright, spreadingpurplish when young, fading to bronze-greenreddish-purple, singlemaroon, 1/2", persistentFG
Purple Prince20'20'upright, roundeddark purple, aging to bronze-greendeep pinkpurple, 3/8"-1/2", persistentGG
Red Jewel®20'15'upright, pyramidaldark greenpure white, singleorange-red, 1/2", persistentGF
Redbud15'20'rounded, spreadingglossy dark greenwhite, singlebright red, persist.EF
Royal Raindrops®20'15'upright, spreadingpurple, cutleafbright pinkish-redred, 1/4", persistentEG
Ruby Tears™8'12'weepingburgundy fading to medium greenpink, singledark red, 3/8"GE
Sargent Tina5'8'low, spreading, dwarfdark green, smallbright red buds open to single white, alternatebright red, 1/4"EG
Show Time®25'20'broad oval to roundeddark green, reddish overlayfuchsia red, singlered, 1/2"FG
Spring Snow25'20'upright, ovalbright greenpure white, singlenearly sterilePF
Sugar Tyme®25'25'rounded, spreadingdark greenpale pink buds open to white, single, alternatered, 1/2", persistentEG

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Malus 'Adirondak' growing in the fields at Johnson's Nursery