Flowering Crabapple (Malus 'Snowdrift') in the Apples Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 15 - 20 feet
Plant Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Provides winter interest
Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Apr 12, 2015 7:24 PM

Buds are bright pinkish red, but blooms open white.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 15, 2018 12:10 PM

This might be the most commonly planted cultivar of an Oriental Crabapple in the Midwest, and a lot in the eastern US also. It grows vigorously into a rounded form. It bears large, single, 1.25 inch wide flowers abundantly and annually; (some crabapples bear well only every other year). It has heavy-textured, dark, lustrous foliage. It bears 3/8 inch wide orange-red little crabapples that persist into winter.

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