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Malus sargentii

Small crab apple with big appeal

The Sargent crab apple is one of the smaller crabs for the garden. It grows to only 6' to 10' tall and has a wonderful horizontal branching growth habit. Its red flower buds open to reveal fragrant white flowers in late April or early May. Red fruits are produced in autumn. At the same time, fall foliage can range from yellow to orange. It is a beautiful specimen tree for the garden. 

Malus sargentii
Sargent crab apple
Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
Type: Small flowering tree

Mature Size:
5-8 feet

Shape:
horizontal
  Flower Colors:
white
red
  Bloom Season:
March-April
May-June
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
4-8
attracts birds
  Landscape Use:
specimen plant
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