BEAUTY THAT LASTS ALL YEAR ROUND
- Gorgeous pink buds and white flowers emerge in spring
- In summer, leaves will be dark green
- Golden-yellow beautiful fall color
- Shiny and ornamental red fruits persists through winter
- Has an upright and oval branch structure
- Superior disease resistance
- 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: 15-18' tall
- Mature Width: 12-15' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 15' apart
Why plant Sugar Tyme® Flowering Crabapple?
A good Flowering Crabapple Tree is hard to beat for year-round beauty and wildlife appeal, and Sugar Tyme™ Crabapple is one of the best. This popular pick will give you sweet eye candy in the form of sugar-white flowers that emerge from cotton-candy-pink buds. The fragrant blooms make for both happy pollinators and a lovely spring picture outside your window. After the bees have done their job, the flowers turn into glossy fruits like Red Hots candies that decorate the branches all winter. Only in spring do the little crabapples become soft and sweet enough for wildlife to enjoy, and songbirds will come to feast upon them.
Sugar Tyme™ is a classic Crabapple Tree that has stood the test of time, due to its abundant flowering, long-lasting fruit display, and its good to excellent disease resistance. It was introduced in 1988 by Jim Zampini of Lake County Nursery in Perry, Ohio, a well-respected nursery that knows its Crabapples and grows them as one of its specialties. Sugar Tyme™ wasn’t discovered there, however. It was a chance seedling found in Haslett, Michigan at the home of Michigan State University professor Milton Baron in 1965. Professor Baron passed away in 2014 at the age of 101, leaving behind a long legacy in the field of landscape architecture, not the least of which was this stellar Crabapple Tree.
How to use Sugar Tyme® Flowering Crabapple in the landscape?
Crabapples are small to medium-sized trees that aren’t known for having a vigorous rate of growth, but Sugar Tyme™ Crab is faster than most. With good soil and regular feeding, it will make a fine, sizable specimen in no time. It also forms a naturally strong branching pattern with little pruning needed, and it holds up well under the ice and snow loads of typical northern winters.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Sugar Tyme® Flowering Crabapple
You don’t need much of a green thumb to have great success with the Sugar Tyme™ Crabapple Tree. Just plant it green side up in a sunny spot in soil that drains well and doesn’t stay wet. Although this selection is resistant to the common diseases that can afflict Crabapples, planting it in an area where air flows freely is also a good idea.
How To Water
Sugar Tyme™ will need regular water during the first year or two while it puts roots down and gets established, but it will require less attention after that.
How To Fertilize
Fertilizing the Sugar Tyme® should take place in fall or late winter using our Elements Starter Plant Food.
How To Prune
Trim out any suckers should they appear, and avoid damaging the trunk, as wounds may cause additional suckers to form.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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).