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Crabapple trees are extremely cold hardy and survive winters as far North as zone 4, but will also grow as far South as Florida and Texas.  Some botanists speculate that the crabapple tree is the progenitor of the fruiting apple tree, since the small fruit, leaves and flower forms are all closely similar.  The crabapple tree is the best pollinator of the apple trees, because it produces an enormous cloud of yellow pollen over an extended flowering period, that is sure to be picked up by bees or other insects to pollinate apple trees.  The fruit of crabapple trees follows the floral extravaganza that emits a wonderful sweet perfume that is distinctively experienced as the flowering climax plays out.  The crabapple fruit is a favorite fall and winter food of deer and many birds and other wildlife animals that gather underneath the dropping fruit as it matures in the fall, and some of the crabapples may remain dried on the tree until they are pecked off by birds to drop to the ground.  Wildlife plantation owners rate the crabapple tree as a necessary food plot tree that will draw the animals back year after year.

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USDA Zones 4-10

  • Dolgo Fruiting Crabapple
    The Dolgo Crabapple is a great choice for backyard orchards and even food plots for hunters. It's one of the top selections online and if you order a bearing size tree today from Aaron's Farm, you can expect a tree full of crabapples next growing season.
  • Transcendent Crabapple Tree
    A great variety that grows from Wisconsin to south Florida is the Transcendent Crabapple. Described as being crisp, tender, and tart; it's extremely cold hardy and requires few chill hours. By planting one of these you're almost guaranteeing yourself Crabapple production.
  • White Flowering Crabapple Tree
    The fruit bearing Crabapple trees also produce beautiful flowers, but if you want to enjoy the beauty of the flowers without the production of fruit the flowering Crabapple is perfect for you. Thriving in USDA Zones 4-9 the Red, Pink, and White Flowering Crabapple would be an excellent addition to any home or garden landscape.
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