- USDA hardiness zones:
Sold by Stark Bros. under the name Colonnade, this columnar-shaped, deciduous, flowering crabapple tree grows to 8' tall, but only 2' wide. A good plant for a small area. Profuse, deep pink blooms appear in April and crimson red crabapples mature in September. These crabapples can be harvested and made into jelly. Medium green leaves have a red tinge when they first appear, and turn burgundy in fall. Good pollinator for other colonnade trees. A Stark Bros. exclusive.
- Full sun
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers fertile, acidic soils. Needs full sun for maximum flower and fruit production. Prune to shape in mid-June before flower buds form for the following year.
Size and growth:
- 6.0 to 8.0 feet
- 1.5 to 2.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- Deep pink
Good in the fall, Edible fruit, Flowering tree, Showy flowers, Humming birds, Showy fruit, Birds, Fragrant flowers, Pink, and Butterflies
An interesting plant for a small area around the home or apartment.
Potential disease problems include apple scab, rust, fireblight, leaf spot and powdery mildew. Insect pests include aphids, maggots, borers and spider mites.