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Crabapple (Siberian)


Height and Spread American cedars can grow 4.5 metres or more in height and may have a crown width of 3 to 5 metres.

Hardiness Zone 2

Preferred growing conditions Grows best in well-drained, moist soils that receive full sun.

Form Siberian crabapples are small, flowering trees that may reach heights and crown widths up to 7.6 metres.

Flower/seeds White flowers attached to branches.

Leaf Simple, elliptical leaves range from 2 to 7 centimetres long.

Bark/wood Bark is usually grey and in mature trees appears to be shredded.

Fruit Yellow pea-sized apples often have a reddish blush.

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Fireblight, cedar-apple rust, apple scab, botryosphaeria canker, cankerworms, apple maggots. Rabbits, mice and deer may eat crabapples or girdle tree, which will kill it.