Golden Raindrops Crabapple

Golden Raindrops Crabapple is a spring-flowering tree.  This tree produces bright pink buds which turn into white flowers in the spring.  The main attraction to this plant other than its spring flowers is the fruit which it provides.  This crabapple tree is decorated with bright yellow fruit.  During the fall, the leave of this plant turn from green to yellow and sometimes orange-red.

The leaves of this tree are uniquely shaped and look entirely different from most other crabapples. Golden Raindrops Crabapple leaves are oval and come to a point. Glossy green foliage complements the ruffled leaves. Leaves on this crabapple are tough and leather-like. One unique feature is that the bark of the tree is orangish in color. The bark is smooth with some rough areas. Golden Raindrops Crabapple provides year-round interest and is a very popular tree.  This crabapple is disease and insect resistant.

Golden Raindrops Bark

Golden Raindrops Fruit

Golden Raindrops Crabapple

Malus transitoria ‘Schmidtcutleaf’

Plant Details

Flower Color- White flower with pink buds

Foliage Color- Green in the summer and yellow in the fall.

Zone- 4-8

Height- 20 feet tall

Spread- 15 feet wide

Light- Full Sun

Details- Pink buds on this crabapple turn white as they emerge into flowers in the spring.  This tree needs frequent watering during its first year after planting.  Following years require less frequent watering if normal growing conditions and precipitation are present.
During times of drought or extreme heat, it is a good idea to water this tree.  Golden Raindrops adapts well to most environments and works best in well-drained soil. If you are looking for an all-around healthy and beautiful tree, consider installing the Golden Raindrops in your project.

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