Pink Satin Crabapple – Malus 'Pink Satin'

Pink Satin Crabapple – Malus 'Pink Satin'
Family Rosaceae – Rose Family
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8. Tolerates moist soil, some clay and sand.

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Pink Satin Crabapple blossoms

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. [4]

Pink Satin Crabapple – Malus ‘Pink Satin’ [2]

  1. Morton Arboretum, Crabapple: A Tree For All Seasons
  2. Pink Satin Crabapple, Morton Arboretum acc. 79-2008*2, photos: Bruce J. Marlin
  3. Morton Arboretum, Crabapples for the Home Landscape
  4., Malus hybrida, Pink Satin Flowering Crabapple

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