SMALL BUT MIGHTY FLOWERING CRABAPPLE
- Branches are trained in a horizontal form to create a wall-like structure
- In spring, bright white flowers emerge and hug the branches of the tree
- Dark green leaves turn a bright sunshine-y yellow in fall
- In fall, tiny red fruits appear and last well into winter, when the songbirds will devour them as a snack
- The compact size allows this Crabapple to fit into all spaces of the landscape
- Pollinator friendly and disease resistant
- 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: 8-10' tall
- Mature Width: 8-12' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 8'10' apart
Why plant Espalier Sargent Flowering Crabapple?
Sargent Crabapple is a small but wide-spreading ornamental tree that is perfect for the wildlife-friendly garden—though it has plenty of people-pleasing qualities as well! You’ll love the abundant, bright white flowers in spring that hug the branches like garlands strung with popcorn, and honeybees and other pollinators will eagerly get to work on them. In fall, you’ll enjoy the display of hundreds of tiny red crab apple fruits (like Red Hots candies), and songbirds will appreciate them, too. We grow this beautiful, disease-resistant flowering Crabapple as a multi-stem tree, which has a low, thicket habit great for massing in naturalistic wildlife gardens, and as a single-stem tree for more formal landscapes.
Charles Sargent graduated from Harvard University in 1862, while America was embroiled in the Civil War. Sargent joined the Army and fought for the Union, attaining the rank of major (so he was “Major Sargent”?). It is thought that a long trip to Europe after the war inspired his passion for horticulture. He became the first director of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in 1873. In Japan in 1892, he collected the Crabapple that bears his name.
How to use Espalier Sargent Flowering Crabapple in the landscape?
Good things do come in small packages! You won't believe all of the brilliant white blossoms that appear in the spring on this lovely dwarf tree. This Crabapple has very distinct dark, green, lobed foliage. In the fall, the leaves turn a beautiful mix of yellow, bronze and red. The birds love feasting on the bright red berries in the fall also. One of the hardiest flowering Crabapples available. Atten..hut!!!
Hardiness Zones: 4-8
How To Plant Espalier Sargent Flowering Crabapple
The Espalier Sargent Flowering Crabapple features a branch structure that holds a sculptural effect all year long. Each zigzag patterned branch has been individually trained in the classic style of Espalier. These crabapple trees are required to bask in full sun. They prefer to be planted in moist, well-draining soil that is particularly enriched. These trees are very low maintenance and already trained to hold their interesting shape.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Prune your Espalier Sargent Flowering Crabapple in midsummer before the flowering bud set that takes place in late summer. Summer pruning is for shape and behavior. Keeping new growth within the bounds of the espaliered prune as hard or as light as you prefer at this time.
For the purpose of maintaining the Espaliered for and structured, we recommend an early spring pruning—solely for the purpose of structure. Trees are painstakingly trained to grow in Espaliered form and require the same pruning maintenance each year.
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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.
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