This fruitless Canadian introduction is completely covered with pink buds that open to fragrant white flowers in spring. The Spring Snow Crabapple has bright green, shiny foliage and good heat tolerance. Spring Snow was a breakthrough fruitless variety that does not produce any crabapples at all.
You’ll love this tree all year-long. Spring Snow Crabapple features a crisp, clean, and classic upright oval form. It can be used in many different ways throughout your landscape.
After the yummy-smelling, white spring blooms are done, the tree develops shiny, bright green leaves. You’ll enjoy their refreshing shade all summer long.
The foliage turns yellow in the fall making a bright harvest shade for seasonal decoration. And this hardy flowered Crabapple is one of the best ornamental trees for winter interest. The erect branches catch the snow for a marvelous sight in winter.
Best grown in medium moisture, well-drained, acidic loams in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils. Established trees have some drought tolerance. Although some flowers may be lost, it is best to prune this tree as needed in late winter. Spring pruning should be avoided as it produces fresh, open cuts where fireblight bacterium can enter. The only pruning that should be done is to carefully train lower branches, or to remove any crossing or damaged branches. Prune it while it’s dormant in late winter.
‘Spring Snow’ is a dense, upright, white-flowered crabapple that typically matures over time to 20-25’ tall by 15-20′ wide. This is a fruitless crabapple. Single, fragrant, white flowers bloom in spring (April in St. Louis). Ovate bright green leaves (to 3” long) turn yellow in fall. ‘Spring Snow’ was discovered growing in Parkside, Saskatchewan in 1963. A U.S. Plant Patent was issued in 1966.
Botanical name: Malus ‘Spring Snow’ All Common Names: flowering crabapple Family (English): Crabapple Family (Botanic): Rosaceae Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves) Height: 15-20′ Spread: 15′ Shape: Round Dense Exposure: Full Sun Foliage: Green Fall Foliage: Yellow Zone: 4-7