Manchurian Crabapple is a native of northern Asia. It is now grown worldwide as an ornamental and is often employed as an apple tree pollinator. It features clusters of very fragrant white flowers that cover the tree in late May. The edible fruit is red to yellow and measures about a centimeter across its mid-section. The fruit is, however, very tart and should be mixed with other fruit or could be pressed for a sharp cider.
Like most crabapples, the flowers on the Manchurian Crabapple are quite showy and burst into full bloom before most other crabapples open up. Its scientific name, Malus baccata, differs it from other crabapple trees.
USDA Zone: 3-9
Mature Height: M.9~ 9-11' or 45-50% of Standard; Dwarf
Sun: Full Sun
Blooming Time: Early Bloom Group with white blooms
Ripening Time: Late September