A closeup of the vividly bright pink, five petaled flowers of the Pink Princess Flowering Crabapple against the bright green, oval-shaped leaves
A cutting from the Pink Princess Flowering Crabapple, showing the deep green leaves and the small, maroon crabapple fruits on a white background
A branch of the Pink Princess Flowering Crabapple showing the yellow, orange, and red fall colors against a white background
A closeup of the vividly bright pink, five petaled flowers of the Pink Princess Flowering Crabapple against the bright green, oval-shaped leaves
A cutting from the Pink Princess Flowering Crabapple, showing the deep green leaves and the small, maroon crabapple fruits on a white background
A branch of the Pink Princess Flowering Crabapple showing the yellow, orange, and red fall colors against a white background

Pink Princess™ Sargent Flowering Crabapple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Malus sargentii 'Pink Princess'

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This plant is not available at this time through Bower & Branch. We provide this plant profile for reference only.

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  • In spring, purple flower buds open to a rose pink bloom with offer a sweet fragrance
  • The foliage emerges as a purple-red shade before maturing to a dark green
  • In fall, those leaves will turn to a lovely orangey-bronze color 
  • Deep red crabapples mature in fall and are favored by birds
  • Highly disease resistant and low maintenance
  • Low, spreading growth habit makes this an ideal tree for small landscapes, under power lines or as a vibrant specimen tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 6-8' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 10-15' apart

Why plant Pink Princess™ Sargent Flowering Crabapple?

Support your local honeybees with a Pink Princess™ Sargent Crabapple—a pollinator paradise when it opens its profusion of rosy pink blossoms in spring. You’ll do another good deed for wildlife by providing songbirds with hundreds of sweet-tasting crabapple fruits in winter. And all year-round, this gorgeous little ornamental tree will be a feast for the eyes for you as well! When you see its pretty pink flowers, clean foliage, unique spreading habit, and glossy red fruits for yourself, you’ll be as happy as the neighborhood critters that you chose a Pink Princess™ Crabapple for your yard.

In 1873, Harvard grad Charles Sargent became the first Director of the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts. Not content to sit back and let others send him additions to the new arboretum, he traveled the world collecting plants himself. One of his acquisitions was a new (to the West) Crabapple from Japan with a naturally dwarf habit. In the 1980s, J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Oregon used this “Sargent” Crab in hybridizing this selection. Pink Princess has the tidy, dwarf form of Sargent, but soft pink flowers instead of white.

How to use Pink Princess™ Sargent Flowering Crabapple in the landscape?

The perfect “princess” for a smaller garden! The distinct, horizontal branching produces bright rose pink flowers in the spring and red fruit in the fall. It also keeps its red tinted leaves all season long. This lovely flowering tree will attract birds throughout the year. Be sure to plant it as a small specimen tree, along your fence, or as unique hedge option.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Pink Princess™ Sargent Flowering Crabapple

Flowering Crabapples grow well in a wide range of soil conditions and should be planted in a sunny area of your yard; they can tolerate very light shade as well. The Pink Princess™ Crabapple is known to have excellent disease resistance, but excellent care will help ward off common Crabapple issues.

How To Water

As with all trees, keep your newly planted Crabapple watered. Do so slowly, deeply, and thoroughly every three to four days for the first growing season. Don’t keep the soil too wet, however, moist soil is fine. As it becomes established, it has some drought tolerance.

How To Fertilize

Crabapples like fertilizer, the more you give them – the more they grow. When planting, apply the Bower & Branch Starter Plant Food to ensure your tree has the nutrients it needs to get settled. Once a year apply a simple tree fertilizer during fall to help promote new growth and flowers for the following season.

How To Prune

Pruning Flowering Crabapples is fairly easy. Prune branches after your Crabapple is done flowering and cut off any suckers around the base of your tree whenever they appear. Although, with the unique growth habit and branching structure, pruning may not be needed.

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.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

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.

Shipping Delays:

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.

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.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large 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).


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Customer Reviews

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Garry D Roberson
24 year old PP :-)

Couldn't be happier :-)