Excellent for smaller gardens and as a specimen plant, Malus sargentii 'Tina' (Sargent Crabapple) is a dwarf, deciduous shrub with a long season of interest. Opening from pink buds, abundant clusters of fragrant, sparkling white blossoms appear in mid spring. They are followed by crops of tiny red fruits in fall, 1/4 in. (0.5 cm), which are long-lasting and attractive to birds. The dense and spreading, summer canopy of ovate, lobed, dark green leaves, warms up to golden shades in the fall, before shedding to the ground, revealing its graceful twigs. An excellent choice for the shrub border, in mass, or near patios.
- Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall and wide (120-150 cm).
- A full sun lover, this tree thrives in medium moisture, acidic, well-drained soils. This tree is not fussy and adapts to a wide range of soils. Drought tolerant once established.
- Perfect as a specimen plant or in groups, for borders in city gardens or cottage gardens.
- Relatively resistant to most crabapple disease and insect problems.
- Require only minimal pruning in late winter to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.