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Description + Attributes:

Its showy, dark pink to red flowers are what draw most people to the red splendor crabapple. And for good reason. The stunning, long-lasting spring blossoms are a sight to behold. But this variety also offer year-round beauty with its changing leaf color. Glossy maroon or purplish-red in spring, the leaves become dark green with purplish-red veins in the summer then a beautiful bronze color in autumn.  And to add to its visual appeal, the red splendor crabapple is able to adapt to many different site conditions.

  • Features simple oval leaves 1–4
  • Makes a bold landscape statement.
  • Yields abundant maroon-colored berry-like drupes up to ½
  • Is self-fertile, meaning it depends on insects such as bees to transfer pollen between flowers on the same tree.
  • Can be used to pollinate apple trees. (However, because bees tend to stay within the same flower color when foraging apple blossoms, try to match the flower color of the crabapple to the apple variety.)
  • Grows in a rounded, oval shape.
  • Blooms in a profusion of dark pink to red blossoms in April and May.


Tree Type




Mature Size

Height 15’-25’

& Width 15’-25’


Growth Rate


13" - 24”/ year


Wildlife Value

The edible berries provide food for birds and other animals.


Full Sun

Loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wet and clay soils.

Moderate Drought Tolerance

Red Splendor Crabapple - Bundle of 25 - Bare Root

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