Roselow Sargent Crabapple (Malus sargentii)
|Soil:||sand, clay, loam|
|Spacing:||minimum 6’ x 6’|
|Habitat:||Sand, loam. Moist to dry, full sun to partial shade. Salt sensitive. Resistant to drought, soil compaction and flooding.|
|Notes:||Tolerates dry acid soils and periodic flooding, salt sensitive, juglone tolerant, preferred deer browse.|
Sargent crabapple, native to Japan, is a small deciduous tree with deep green leaves. Fragrant, 1 white flowers bloom early April to early May. Flowers are borne in alternate years, although off years are still somewhat showy. Clusters of shiny, deep red, crabapples develop in the fall. Crabapple is easy to cultivate and is excellent for small group plantings, as a specimen tree, and for wildlife. It is relatively resistant to most of the typical crabapple disease and insect problems.