Botanical Name: Malus sargentii Add
Common Name: Sargent Crab Apple  
Plant photo of: Malus sargentii
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

3-6', 6-12'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Summer, Fall





Low, Medium


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

English Cottage, Japanese, Ranch, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Shrub Border, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Park, Raised Planter


Special Uses

Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum
Photographer: JJ Neilson, Linda Engstro
  • Description

  • Notes

Malus sargentii is a broad, dense, deciduous tree that grows 10 ft. by 20 ft. Small, single white flowers bloom profusely. Fruit are red, tiny, and long lasing.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.