Adirondack Crabapple Tree

Botanical Name: Malus ‘Adirondack’

The Adirondack Crabapple tree is a charming, small deciduous tree that will provide interest through many seasons. This cultivar is one of the most profusely blooming crabapples. This tree has an upright growth habit and grows in a columnar or vase shape. It is useful in narrow landscapes. The Adirondack Crabapple tree grows to a height of 12-18 feet with a spread of 6-10 feet.

The white flowers of Malus ‘Adirondack’ emerge from deep pink-purple buds in the late spring. They open as the bright tender leaves begin to unfurl. The canopy of this small tree gets covered in white, waxy blooms. The blooms are followed in the fall by clusters of small, glossy, deep orange to pink hanging berries that look like tiny apples. These fruits persist on the tree long past the fall.

The leaves of the Adirondack Crabapple tree are ovate and light green. Their fall color is not as noteworthy as the fruit display.

The Adirondack Crabapple is a wonderful tree to plant for wildlife. Its blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and the berries attract birds. It has superior disease resistance and is not particularly susceptible to any significant diseases or pests. 

Malus ‘Adirondack’ tolerates a range of soil conditions and pH levels. This tree is also very tolerant of urban pollution and has some drought tolerance, therefore thriving in city planting locations.

Category:

Height: 12-18 ft.

Width: 6-10 ft.

Shape: Columnar, Vase-shaped

Flower Color: White with Pink buds

Flowering Time: April

Fall Color: Yellow

Features: Spring flowers, fall and winter berries

Exposure: Full Sun

Watering: Moderate & Regular, Drought tolerant once established.

Soil: Prefers moderately rich, well drained soils. Tolerant of many different soil types and range of pH.

Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate

USDA Zones: 4-8

Uses: Accent tree, shade tree, lawn tree, wildlife tree

Similar trees: Malus 'Jewelcole' (Red Jewel Crabapple), Malus 'Prairifire' (Prairie Fire Crabapple), Malus 'Spring Snow' (Spring Snow Crabapple), Malus x 'Jeflite' (Starlite Crabapple)