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Pictures shown are mature trees for sake of reference. 

This product is sold in seedling size (18-24") bundles of 25.

(Not full grown)


Malus mandshurica, commonly called Siberian crabapple, is a great crabapple tree for wildlife. It is an upright, deciduous, broad-rounded, early-flowering crabapple that is native to mixed forests in Manchuria, Russia, China, Korea and Japan. It typically grows to 30-40' tall (infrequently taller). Excellent winter hardiness to USDA Zone 2. Pink flower buds form in early spring followed by a showy April-May bloom of fragrant white flowers (1 1/2" wide) with hairy sepals. Flowers appear in 3-6 flowered corymbs. Flowers are followed by tiny red crabapples (to 5/8" diameter) on thin 1" long stems. Birds are attracted to the fruit. Broad-elliptic green leaves (to 3" long) have serrate margins. No appreciable fall color. Early fall leaf drop. Purplish-brown bark.


Best grown in medium moisture, well-drained, acidic loams in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils. Established trees have some drought tolerance. Although some flowers may be lost, it is best to prune this tree as needed in late winter. Spring pruning should be avoided as it produces fresh, open cuts where fireblight bacterium can enter. USDA Zones 2-9.


  • Family (English)Rose
  • Family (botanic)Rosaceae
  • Planting site: City parkway, Residential and parks, Under utility lines, Wide median
  • Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
  • Native locale: Non-native, Asia
  • Size range: Small tree (15-25 feet)
  • Mature height: 15-20 feet
  • Mature width: Variable
  • Light exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
  • Hardiness zones: Zone 2 - 7
  • Soil preference: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Tolerances: Alkaline soil, Dry sites
  • Flower color and fragrance: Fragrant, Pink, Red, White
  • Shape or form: Oval, Pyramidal, Round, Upright, Vase-shaped
  • Growth rate: Moderate
  • Transplants well: Yes
  • Planting considerations: Messy fruit/plant parts
  • Wildlife: Birds, Migrant birds, Small mammals


Excerpted from and for more information see:


Midwest Crabapple - bundle of 25

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  • All items are available until sold out and subject to change according to nursery availability. If there is a change, SWCD will notify the customer within a resonable amount of time ahead of the tree pick up date, if possible. No cancellations after February 15, 2024. All stock is subject to the same condition Morrison SWCD receives from our nurseries. Therefore, Morrison SWCD accepts no responsibility regarding survival of stock and makes no provisions for replacements.

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