Height: 25'; Spread: 25'
Moderate to fast
Deciduous; Broad oval canopy with low branching.
1–3” dark green, ovate leaves.
Many 1” white flowers with dark pink undersides, late spring.
Hanging clusters of small pome fruits, late summer.
Smooth, reddish/brown with fissures and scales.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.
Any soil, some shade.
- Special Considerations:
Fruit is edible, but bitter; better when prepared with sugar or pickled. Susceptible to fireblight, mildew, aphids, and scale. Suckers need to be pruned.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Japan. Many cultivars in existence. Beautiful spring blossoms.
Japanese Flowering Crabapple