|Pink Satin Crabapple - Malus 'Pink Satin'|
Family Rosaceae - Rose Family
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8. Tolerates moist soil, some clay and sand.
Pink Satin crabapple is a broad-crowned deciduous crab growing to 20 feet tall and 15 wide. Red buds open to delicate pale pink flowers giving this lovely variety its name; blooms in early to mid-May. This specimen was photographed on May 8th, near Chicago. Pink Satin fruits are deep, shiny red. They are somewhat winter persistant, about the size of a cherry. Pink Satin crab tolerates wet soil, rabbits, deer and pollution, but is not disease resistant. Grows best in full sun, and is most attractive when fed peat moss and compost. 
Family Rosaceae - Rose Family; Fruit Trees
Containing Hawthorns, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Peach, Almond, Mountain-Ash and Whitebeam. Rosaceae is a large family of plants with about 3,000 species in ~100 genera. Crabapple and other fruit trees provide some of our most outstanding flowering ornamentals. Tree Encyclopedia | Tree Index | Fruit Tree Index