The Cardinal Crabapple is noted for its densely branched spreading shape. The tree typically matures to about 15 feet high and 25 feet wide. The purple buds open in spring to reveal deep pink flowers about 1 ½ inches in diameter. If you are looking for a more compact crabapple, this is a good choice.
Height: 10′ – 15′
Width: 15′ – 25′
Exposure: Full sun.
Fruit / Flower: Red crabapple.
Fall Color: Red.
Water: Keep moist to establish (2 years). Once established, these trees don’t need extra watering as they are fairly drought tolerant. If the season is unusually dry a deep watering once a week at the base of the tree will suffice.
Fertilizer: Use a general fertilizer once a year just before new growth, although this is not necessary with most apple trees.
Pruning: Crabapples will perform best with regular annual pruning. Dead branches, water sprouts and smaller growth should be removed periodically. Generalized pruning is best done in late fall or dormancy. Prune away branches that are crossed.
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