Spring Snow Crabapple
Botanical Name: Malus ‘Spring Snow’
The Spring Snow Crabapple tree is a charming, small, fast growing, deciduous flowering tree. It performs beautifully in the spring, providing a covering of snow white blooms. This tree also provides a fall color display to brighten up the short days. It is a fruitless variety.
Malus ‘Spring Snow’ is a moderately sized crabapple. It grows to a height of 20-35 feet and 15-20 feet wide. It has a rounded, symmetrical, upright growth habit with a dense canopy. This tree should be planted as a focal point tree, where its seasonal displays can be appreciated.
The Spring Snow Crabapple develops snow white, single, and fragrant flowers in the spring. The blooms attract pollinators to the tree, which looks like it is covered in a layer of freshly fallen snow.
The leaves of the Spring Snow Crabapple tree are ovate and bright green, growing up to 3 inches long. They serve to highlight and enhance the beauty of the white flowers. In fall, the leaves turn an attractive golden yellow.
Since the Spring Snow Crabapple does not develop fruits, it is a great specimen to use near sidewalks, patios, and driveways, where there is no seed drop to cause a mess.
The Spring Snow Crabapple tree has good resistance to powdery mildew. However, it is susceptible to apple scab and has slight susceptibility to other common crabapple diseases, such as fire blight and rust.
Malus ‘Spring Snow’ is more adaptable than other crabapples to different soil types. It makes a good tree to plant along city streets but does not have a great tolerance for road salt.
Height: 20-25 ft.
Width: 15-20 ft.
Flower Color: White
Flowering Time: April
Fall Color: Golden Yellow
Features: Spring flowers, fall color
Exposure: Full Sun
Watering: Moderate & Regular
Soil: Prefers moderately rich, acidic, well-drained loam soils. Tolerant of many different soil types.
Growth Rate: Fast
USDA Zones: 4-8
Uses: Accent tree, shade tree, lawn tree, wildlife tree, patio tree, street tree