Henning Crabapple – Malus 'Henningi'

Henning Crabapple – Malus ‘Henningi’
This lovely crab boasts red buds opening to white
flowers and winter persistent fruit.
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Henning Crabapple blossoms

As you can see from these pictures, Henning crab has a stately, semi-vase spreading form with gobs red buds opening to blinding-white blossoms. These tree are absolutely covered with blossoms! And in the autumn picture below, look at all that luscious winter-persistent red fruit.
One picture is worth a thousand words, as they say.

Most growers list this tree as growing to 30 feet. These trees are 14 years old, so they may be right – but I've also found the size of crabapple trees almost always exaggerated. I only know of a very few crabs that reach 30 feet, and this is not one of them.

Like all crabs, Louisa likes full sun and rich, well-drained soil but will tolerate poor soil too (although flowering might be inhibited).

Henning Crabapple in bloom

May 4th (above) October 19 (below) – Henning Crabapples [2]

Henning Crabapples in winter fruit 


  1. Henning Crabapples, Morton Arboretum acc. 110-85-1,2 &3, photos © Bruce Marlin
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Many of these plants are of vital economic importance, the fruit of which contain vitamins, acids, and sugars and can be used both raw and for making preserves, jam, jelly, candy, wine, brandy, cider and other beverages.
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