Rich colors and flavors make the Dolgo Crabapple an undeniable favorite when it comes to picking a valuable and vibrant ornamental fruit tree…
What distinguishes the lovely Dolgo Crabapple?
Extremely resistant against apple scab.
Large, glossy, edible, delicious fruit.
Fragrant white- or pastel-colored blossoms.
Low-maintenance and easy to grow.
Extreme cold tolerance.
Source of food for wildlife.
Moderate height that makes it ideal for even a small yard.
Keeping up appearances…
Snow white and rose red, the flowering Dolgo Crabapple may seem like a tree extracted from a fairy tale. Peeking out of its glossy green leaves, the tree’s spring blossoms are white, wide, and wonderful, lasting for weeks on end. A shift in season brings on scarlet apples in August that are treasured for their rich flavor and used for cider, canning, sauces, jellies, jams, and preserves. By autumn, the tree’s foliage has brightened to sunny gold for a last splash of brilliance before the deciduous leaves are shed.
A friendly recommendation.
The Dolgo Crabapple is useful as a windbreak, wildlife tree, and ornamental specimen, given that it typically grows to 20 ft. with a 30 ft. rounded spread. Binomially termed Malus x Dolgo, this flowering specimen has a commendable tolerance to the cold and a hardy resistance to the diseases that often plague crabapple varieties. The Dolgo Crabapple thrives best with full sun, moderate exposure to moisture, and within the 3-9 hardiness zones.
Awesome tree trivia!
- The Dolgo Crabapple was introduced to the U.S. in the late 1800s, originating from Siberia.
- This specimen—due to its flavorful fruit that attracts plenty of wildlife and its habit of drooping branches—is said to make for an excellent deer hunting plot.
This Tree's Zone: 4 to 8
Your Growing Zone:
|Bloom Time||April to May|
|Shape||Dense and Rounded|
|Size||15 to 20 feet|
|Spread||15 to 20 feet|