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One of the hardiest crab apples

This crab apple, as its common name suggests, comes to us from Siberia. It's one of the larger crabs, growing 20' to 40' tall with a rounded habit. Reddish-pink flower buds open to reveal fragrant snowy-white flowers in spring. Fall brings small yellow or red fruits that are abundant and remain into early winter. Use it as a specimen plant. 

Malus baccata
Siberian crab apple
Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
Type: Small flowering tree

Mature Size:
25-50 feet

Shape:
round
  Flower Colors:
white
pink
  Bloom Season:
March-April
May-June
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
3-7
Winter Interest
fruit
  Landscape Use:
specimen plant
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