Indian Summer Crabapple

Indian Summer Crabapple trees are deciduous early spring bloomers. This crabapple produces bright pink flowers.  The flowers are comprised of five ruffled looking petals. Blooms on this crabapple are about the size of a quarter. Out of the blooms come long filaments connected to anthers. Filaments of this flower are white, and the anthers are yellow. After the flowers are done blooming in the spring, they turn into bright red fruit. The bright red crabapples are about the size of a fingernail.

Green, leather-like leaves cover the tree. In the spring the leaves are light green. As the year progresses, the leaves turn to a darker green color. The leaves of Indian Summer Crabapple are oval and come to a point at the end.

This semi-dwarf tree works well in smaller planting areas.  Once established, this crabapple tree is relatively hardy. Mature Indian Summer Crabapple trees will reach a height and width of fourteen feet. This tree prefers full sun exposure. If you are looking for an ornamental tree with excellent spring color and hardy growing habits, then consider choosing this tree for your project.

Indian Summer Crabapple

Indian Summer Crabapple Flowers

Indian Summer Bark

Indian Summer Fruit

Indian Summer Crabapple

Malus ‘Indian Summer’

Plant Details

Flower Color- Bright Pink

Foliage Color- Dark purple in the spring and dark green in the summer.

Zone- 4-8

Height- 12 feet to 14 feet tall

Spread- 12 feet to 14 feet wide

Light- Full Sun

Details- This spring-flowering crabapple tree offers bright pink flowers.  The darker colored foliage makes this tree stand out in landscapes.  If you are looking for a semi-dwarf crabapple tree, then consider planting an Indian Summer in your project.

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