A closeup of the bright pink flower buds opening to the snow white blooms against the dark green, oval-shaped foliage belonging to the Red Jade Flowering Crabapple
A Red Jade Crabapple planted in a landscape, covered in the bright white flowers and green foliage as it weeps down toward the ground
A closeup of the bright pink flower buds opening to the snow white blooms against the dark green, oval-shaped foliage belonging to the Red Jade Flowering Crabapple
A Red Jade Crabapple planted in a landscape, covered in the bright white flowers and green foliage as it weeps down toward the ground

Red Jade Weeping Flowering Crabapple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Malus x 'Red Jade'

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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, light pink buds open to pure white blooms with a sweet scent
  • Bright, cherry red crabapples ripen in fall and can remain on the tree into winter
  • Glossy green foliage hugs the pendulous branches as they fall toward the ground
  • By fall, the foliage can change to shades of yellow and bronze
  • Delightful fruits attract birds but can also be used in jellies
  • Compact size makes it perfect for smaller landscapes, cottage gardens or as a unique specimen tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 12-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart

Why plant Red Jade Weeping Flowering Crabapple?

If you have an area around your home that's crying out for a focal point, consider planting a Red Jade Weeping Crabapple tree! This umbrella-shaped specimen tree will add drama to your landscape all year-round with its graceful cascading form - but that's not all it has to offer. In spring, Red Jade unleashes an avalanche of frosty white flowers, followed by jade-green leaves that sweep the ground if you let them. Keep this beauty within view of your kitchen or living room window, because in winter you'll want to pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa and watch the birds descend upon the shiny red crab apple fruits. Who needs Animal Planet when you can have the real thing?

Red Jade traces its lineage to ‘Exzellenz Thiel,’ a Crabapple developed at a German nursery which made its way to the United States in 1912. It was one of the first weeping trees grown in America. Dr. George Reed grew ‘Exzellenz Thiel’ at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and in 1935 he tried to improve upon this old weeping variety by sowing its seed. He did, and from that one plant all future Red Jade trees would originate. Red Jade was given one of the early plant patents (#1,497) in 1956.

How to use Red Jade Weeping Flowering Crabapple in the landscape?

You won't be jaded when you see this wondrous Weeping Crabapple! In spring, pink buds open to white flowers. Bright red fruit will awaken your senses in late summer as they cling to weeping branches covered by jade green leaves. The vibrant fruit lingers well into winter awarding you and your yard even more seasonal charm.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

How To Plant Red Jade Weeping 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.

How To Water

As with all trees, keep your newly planted Crabapple watered. Don’t keep the soil too wet, however, moist soil is fine. As your Red Jade becomes established, it will be drought resistant!

How To Fertilize

Crabapples also like fertilizer, the more you give them – the more they grow. Once a year, apply the Bower & Branch Elements Plant Food during fall to help promote new growth and flowers for the following season.

How To Prune

Pruning Flowering Crabapples is fairly easy. Prune branches in late winter and cut off any suckers around the base of your tree whenever they appear.

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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