NARROW UPRIGHT GROWTH, ERUPTING WITH WHITE BLOOMS
- In spring, deep pink buds will open to beautiful white flowers
- Lavish dark green foliage in spring and summer adds a touch of yellow in fall
- Produces cherry red fruits that are loved by birds
- Beautiful blooms inviting pollinators to dance across your landscape
- 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: 2-8
- Mature Height: 15-18' tall
- Mature Width: 6-8' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 8-10' apart
Why plant Ivory Spear® Crabapple?
The gorgeous Ivory Spear® Crabapple is a must have on any property! This is a narrow, upright tree with splendid ornamental features. Starting off strong in spring, this Crabapple offers deep pink buds that open up to stunning white flowers. As the season progresses, dark green foliage takes over, the blooms fade and clusters of bright red fruit add a pop of color amongst the darker foliage. Come fall, if you thought the show was over, you were wrong! The Ivory Spear® Crabapple transforms before your eyes with hues of yellow, soaking up all the attention from anyone passing by. This tree welcomes both bees for pollination as well as birds that feast among the fruits the tree produces!
How to use Ivory Spear® Crabapple in the landscape?
The Ivory Spear® Crabapple offers a more columnar habit than most other varieties of Crabapple, with that comes minimal maintenance (always a plus!). Not only does the Ivory Spear® produce lush beautiful flowers in spring, we’re also delighted by the bright red fruits that come with the end of the blooms. Plant your Ivory Spear® Crabapple in a tight-fit location, along a fence line to provide screening or as an accent tree for all to enjoy!
Hardiness Zone: 2-8
How To Plant Ivory Spear® Crabapple
When looking into placing an Ivory Spear® Crabapple in your landscape, the process and needs for this tree are fairly easy to manage. Planting in locations that allow full sun will be best your Crabapple. These trees are very adaptable when considering soil types. We recommend selecting a location that offers well-draining attributes, but any moist soil type will suffice. These are hardy trees that offer drought tolerance when established, as well as disease resistance to most ailments that affect Crabapples.
How To Water
When first planted, we recommended that you keep a regular watering schedule until established. To achieve this, keep the soil evenly moist, this may be done by watering twice weekly, or once deeply, making sure the entirety of the root system is saturated. We recommend keeping an eye on your local weather and watering when necessary such as periods of drought, or high heat.
How To Fertilize
When first planted, it is wise to add fertilizer to the prepared hole for the first feeding. Following the planting the process, apply fertilizer in late fall after leaf drop or in early spring before the buds start to break. This method will ensure your tree is gaining the proper nutrients it needs to grow full and healthy!
How To Prune
Like most other Crabapple varieties, the Ivory Spear® Crabapple does not require much maintenance at all. Mainly what you want to look out for is damaged or broken branches and remove them, most other pruning will be done to aid in the shaping of your tree. We recommend this process take place during late winter or early spring before the push of new growth to not hinder your blooms.
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:
- Email: email@example.com
- 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).