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Snowdrift Flowering Crabapple

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Description

Uniform and elegant. A showy landscape or street tree. Popular for its symmetrical crown and upright, rounded and dense canopy. Pink buds open into white single blooms, giving the tree a formal appearance. Foliage is a lush, bright green in summer. Fruit is very small and glossy orange in appearance – a great food source for wildlife! Cold-hardy. Disease-resistant to cedar apple rust and mildew. Matures to be 20-25' tall and wide.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Size Very Small
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Shape, beautiful spring flowers, abundant small fruits attract birds in late fall and winter.
Gregory K on Mar 14, 2017
Shape, beautiful spring flowers, abundant small fruits attract birds in late fall and winter.
Gregory K on Mar 14, 2017
I think this tree will complement the other Crabapple tree I have ordered. The photos are outstanding.
Linda H on Feb 26, 2017
I think this tree will complement the other Crabapple tree I have ordered. The photos are outstanding.
Linda H on Feb 26, 2017
is this a good tree for pollinating other apple varieties?
bill s on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Snowdrift is indeed a good pollinator for other apple varieties, as long as the bloom time is similar. Snowdrift also has good disease resistance to cedar apple rust and mildew.
Is there a fragrance to the blossoms, if so how strong is it?
Ann k on Jan 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They're not highly fragrant, but you may notice a light, sweet scent (almost rose-like) while the tree is blooming if you're near it.
How fast does this tree grow?
Kathleen M on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Snowdrift will grow between 13" and 24" per year. Available nutrients, sunlight, rainfall/water and soil conditions will all contribute to the growth rate.

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Lovely Crabapple!
The Snowdrift Crabapple is growing into a fine young tree. The white flowers this spring were spectacular! It came through the winter beautifully and is growing strongly. I would highly recommend this variety to any gardener looking for a vigorous white-blooming crabapple tree. All our recent purchases from Stark Nurseries have performed excellently.
June 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Hearty little trees. I ordered three on accident, planted two and gave away the third. Planted last spring. Both are looking great this year and just bloomed this past week!
May 10, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Snowdrift Crabapple
This is the only kind of Snowdrift I get excited about. O planted one in 1987 in Oregon and loved it. So happy to find again at Stark Bros., I ordered 2 of then and they survived our NE Illinois spring Blizzard in May! They are blooming and growing strong. THANK YOU I would recommend to my friends!
June 9, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago