Our native Northwest crabapple is an easy to grow shrub or small tree with white flowers and small crabapples that are mostly enjoyed by wildlife. Tolerates a wide range of soils and has been used as a rootstock in areas that would be too wet for more traditional apple rootstocks.
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Latin Name: Malus fusca
Site and Soil: Crabapples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: own rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 20° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-25 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pacific Crabapple is moderately resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 1-9, 14-16
Sunset Northeast Zone: All zones