Crabapple Growth - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by j81nm
March 27, 2000
Can you tell how much these two crabapple trees grow a year a HOPA CRABAPPLE and a PRAIRIE FIRE CRABAPPLE. Canyo u tell me if they grow fast and tell me how many inches or feet they grow a year?

Answer from NGA
March 27, 2000
Crabapples in general grow fairly quickly. In full sun and good soil with adequate water and fertility I would expect them to grow about two feet a year or so. Incidentally, however, "Hopa" tends to be a very disease prone tree and I would not expect it to be long lived.

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