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Spring Snow Crabapple

Malus ‘spring snow’

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Spring Snow Crabapple, medium size tree with dense green and white foliage

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If you want a crabapple tree without the fruit, you should consider adding the Spring Snow Crabapple (Malus ‘spring snow‘) to your inventory. In the springtime, this pretty tree blossoms with stunning white flowers along the edge of the branches. During the rest of the year, you will love the oval form and glossy green foliage. This tree is a “must-have” for almost all spaces.

Plant Attributes

The Spring Snow crabapple tree is a brilliant white tree, and it can be enjoyed by those who don’t want any messy fruit. This tree is a great species throughout the year, and it produces a clean and classic upright oval form. In addition to that bright spring color, the white blooms give off a sweet smell. Once summer arrives, the flowers will fall and make way for shiny green leaves that remain for the entire season.

This crabapple’s foliage turns yellow in the autumn, and it is an excellent tree for those who want a pop of seasonal color. As an ornamental element in the winter, the crabapple is a great piece during the holidays. With its erect branches, the snow-laden bark will add a boost to your holiday decor.

When compared to other crabapple trees, this species is more resistant to diseases. With a uniformed outline, brilliant white spring blooms, and green summer foliage, you will want to add the Spring Snow crabapple tree to your landscape.

Landscape Use

These crabapple trees are known for their beautiful flowers in the spring. For that reason, many landscapers will use them as a home accent, a specimen plant, or a focal point in a home garden.

Since the Spring Snow crabapple tree is a fruitless variety, this tree can be placed near driveways, patios, or sidewalks. These varieties often look great near commercial buildings or large properties. Many of these trees are used in large informal groups. You might want to think about planting these species with other crabapple varieties that bloom in different colors.

Crabapples work great as an accent piece in a foundation planting. They are also exceptional as an anchor design in your landscape. For easy maintenance, crabapples should be placed 15 feet away from all exteriors. These low-branched trees can block your views, and you should keep that in mind when placing them. The Spring Snow makes great formal hedges when used as a privacy fence. When planted 10 feet apart, the canopies will grow to create a solid privacy screen.

For those who want a large, flowering privacy screen, you will need to keep the branches low. These crabapples make an excellent option as a formal focal point for a garden. A pergola or an arbor can be framed with these Spring Snow crabapples. When combined with dark evergreen foliage, the white blooms stand out throughout the spring.

If you want to add an impressive row of street trees, the Spring Snow crabapples look fantastic along a sidewalk’s edge. However, if your area has a lot of road salt, you might want to select another species. These crabapples are not tolerant of excessive exposure to road salt.

Planting & Care

You should plant Spring Snow crabapples in locations with well-draining soil and full sun. These trees must be planted at the right depth to remain healthy throughout the seasons. Pruning should be completed in the late winter when the tree is dormant. You should only prune when you want to train those lower branches or need to remove damaged branches.

For the best performance, these crabapples need supplemental water when there is not enough rainfall. Once the trees have established, crabapples are tolerant of hot summers, cold winters, and short droughts. As long as the water can drain quickly, the soil conditions do not matter for these crabapples. In most cases, the Spring Snow crabapples will thrive in urban environments.

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This fruitless crabapple is a broad-rounded deciduous tree that produces fragrant, white flowers in the spring. As they drape along the branches, the flowers will stand out in your landscape. The dense foliage of green, shiny leaves turns golden-yellow in the fall. If you want a flowering tree for your landscape, you cannot go wrong with the Spring Snow crabapple.

Arbor Valley Nursery has a large selection of trees, including the beautiful Spring Snow crabapple. If you want more information about this tree or need to place an order, please fill out the contact form.

Plant Features

  • Botanical Name: Malus ‘Spring Snow’
  • Mature Height: 15 – 25 feet
  • Mature Spread: 15 – 20 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Type: Well Drained
  • Moisture: Moderate
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fall Color: Yellow
  • Pollinator Friendly: Yes

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