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Manchurian Crabapple


Pink buds open to masses of showy white flowers in early Spring. One of the earliest Crabapples to flower and in full bloom before most other Crabapples open. For this reason, the Manchurian Crabapple is a very reliable pollinator for early flowering apple varieties, which often have few options for pollination and sometimes rely on a small window of overlap from the later flowering apple varieties.


Flowers are followed by round, pink-red fruit in February - March. The fruit make a lovely Crabapple Jelly. The sharpness and acidity of the Crabapples also makes a fine addition to cider.


Leaves emerge bright green, turning dark green in Summer, and shades of yellow in Autumn.


A small, deciduous tree with a dense round form


Tree Size:

Dwarf: Can be kept to 1.5 m and grown in containers. Must be staked or grown on a trellis.


Semi-dwarf: 5 m tall and 5 m wide



Crabapples are small trees that are hardy once established. Grow in full sun to part shade.

Will grow well on most soils, but prefers a deep, moist, loamy soil.


Pruning requirements are minimal. Prune in winter to achieve a good shape in the early years.



Manchurian Crabapple


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