Sweet Crabapple

Sweet Crabapple

Malus coronaria

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants

Height: 20 to 30'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: White-Pink

Soil Moisture: Wet

Soil Type: rich, moist

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Malus coronaria, American Crabapple, Pyrus coronaria, Garland Crab

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Malus (Crabapple) supports over 300 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Sweet Crabapple (Malus coronaria) is a small attractive tree with a wide crown that grows 20′ to 30′ tall and prefers rich, moist soils in full sun. The small flowers that appear from May to June are white and usually rose-tinged. It produces small fruits that are generally considered too sour to eat but are commonly used for preserves and cider. The flowers are a magnet for native pollinators, and the fruit provides food for birds and small mammals. The branches are used as cover, nesting sites, and habitat for wildlife.


 

Additional information

Height

20 to 30'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color

White-Pink

Soil Moisture

Wet

Soil Type

rich, moist

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Malus coronaria, American Crabapple, Pyrus coronaria, Garland Crab

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.