Siberian Crabapple

Siberian Crabapple – Malus baccata

Siberian Crabapple - Malus baccata

Siberian Crabapple – Malus baccata, Morton Arboretum acc. 366-88*1

An outstanding flowering crab, Siberian Crabapple is a deciduous tree with a rounded canopy of spreading branches, ultimately reaching 20 to 50 feet in height.

Siberian Crabapple blossoms

The very fragrant blooms appear in great abundance. Blooms are followed in fall by persistent fruits which are very popular with the birds.

color photo white Siberian Crabapple blossomsFlower color: white, very showy, pleasant fragrance; spring flowering

Fruit shape: round / Fruit length: < .5 inch / Fruit covering: fleshy / Fruit color: red

Fruit characteristics: attracts birds; attracts squirrels

Light requirement: tree grows best in full sun. Drought tolerance: moderate. Aerosol salt tolerance: low.


  1. Morton Arboretum, Crabapple: A Tree For All Seasons
  2.  Malus baccata Morton Arboretum acc. 366-88*1, photos © Bruce Marlin
  3. Morton Arboretum, Crabapples for the Home Landscape
  4. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. (GRIN), Malus baccata

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