ELEGANT BRIGHT PINK SILHOUETTE WITH INTRICATE BRANCHING
- Pink buds burst open into white spring blossoms
- Flower buds are very fragrant
- In the fall, fruits are crimson red
- Weeping, green foliage turns bright red in fall
- Perfect for smaller gardens
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 6-8' tall
- Mature Width: 5-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 6-8' apart
Why plant April Showers™ Flowering Crabapple?
Crabapple Trees come in all shapes and sizes, but weeping forms are rare. That makes April Showers™ Flowering Crabapple a very special tree indeed. This petite wonder drapes its long, slender branches straight down by its sides instead of holding them upright like an ordinary tree. It looks a bit like a green Cousin It! In spring, April Showers™ goes from funny to fabulous when the soft pink buds appear and open to reveal sweetly fragrant white blossoms. By fall, the blooms have morphed into glossy red fruits like tiny apples, attracting songbirds such as robins and cedar waxwings.
Crabapple Trees are genetically the same as Apple Trees; the only difference is an arbitrary one: Crabapples have fruits that are less than two inches in diameter. The small, sour crabapples generally don’t make for good eating (although you can make them into jelly), so these trees are usually grown as ornamentals. A great deal of natural variation exists within the species, and there are many, many novel selections to choose from to fill any niche in the landscape. This one was discovered in the Czech Republic in 1998. Over the years, it has proved to be slow-growing and resistant to disease.
How to use April Showers™ Flowering Crabapple in the landscape?
A pollinator fave! Crabapples provide valuable nourishment to our hardworking pollinators in spring. Honey bees, bumblebees, and mason bees may happily visit your tree, ensuring that the blooms turn into bunches of showy fruit.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant April Showers™ Flowering Crabapple
April Showers™ Flowering Crabapple is easy to please and makes a good tree for novice gardeners. Plant it in an open, sunny area with good air circulation. April Showers™ isn’t picky about soil and will grow even in heavy clay as long as drainage is adequate.
How To Water
Be sure to keep your tree well supplied with water during the establishment period, so it can develop a strong root system. In subsequent years, it will be relatively drought tolerant.
How To Fertilize
Best time to feed this fella is in fall or late winter. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food to give that proper boost your plant will need.
How To Prune
Do any pruning directly after blooming, except for suckers that appear at the base of the tree, which may be removed at any time.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
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- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).