Sargent's Crab apple Seeds, Malus sargentii, Tree
Price for Package of 5 seeds
Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Fast Growth, Bonsai, Espalier, Showy Fragrant Flowers, Edible Fruits, Fall Colors, Winter Interest, Attracts Birds, Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Wildlife Food/Shelter, Cold, Drought and Wind Tolerant
Sargent’s Crabapple is a dwarf, deciduous flowering tree growing 6 to 8 feet tall by 8 to 10 feet wide. Pink buds open to a profuse, spring bloom of fragrant, 1 inch sparkling white flowers. Profuse bloom often occurs only in alternate years. Flowers are followed by small, 1/4 inch, shiny red crabapples, which mature in the fall. The pea-sized fruits are sweet flavored like rose hips, but are not usually used in cooking. Fruits are long-lasting providing winter interest and are attractive to birds and other wildlife. The ovate, lobed, dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn. The yellow fall color contrasts well with the red fruit. The smallest of the flowering crabapple species, this unique very small tree exhibits a very dense, wide-spreading,rounded habit. It can also be grown as a dense multi-stemmed shrub for use in borders or as a screen or hedge.
Apple trees begin to fruit in the 3rd year and come into full production from the 11th to 20th year. They may continue to fruit for about 100 years although the fruits may become commercially unprofitable. They require a period of winter dormancy, in general 900-1000 hours of more at less than 45°F. They performs best in areas with medium to low humidity, with long daylight hours, high light intensity and relatively warm days and cool nights.
Other Names: Sargent's Crab apple, Sargent Crab apple, Sargent's Crabapple, Sargent Crabapple
Zone: 4 to 7
Growth Rate: Fast
Plant Type: Small deciduous fruiting tree
Native Range: Japan
Height: 6 to 8 feet
Spread: 8 to 10 feet
Shape: Rounded small tree with a dense crown.
Bloom Time: April-May
Bloom Color: Pink buds opening toWhite
Flower/Fruit: White fragrant flowers followed by shiny red 1/4 inch fruit
Sun: Full Sun
Fall Color: Yellow
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Site Requirements/ Soil Tolerances: Best grown in loamy, medium moisture, well-drained, acidic soil in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils.
Culture: Prune May to early June (after flowering but before flower buds form for the following year). Responds well to pruning and may be used as a hedge plant.
Uses: Bonsai, espalier, screen, specimen, street tree. A dwarf species which is effective when planted as a small specimen or in groups, near fences, in borders or as a screen or hedge.
soak in water for 24 hours
2-3 months in moist sowing mix at 2-5 ° C refrigerator
all year round
Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
min. 20 ° C
bright + keep constantly moist not wet
until it germinates
Water regularly during the growing season
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