Native to: North America Crown: Densely oval Height: 25 feet Width: 22 feet Growth Rate: Moderate
Characteristics: This tree has profuse fragrant white spring flowers. It maintains a good shape and can tolerate a variety of soil conditions. The fruit is edible and attracts birds.
Negative Features: Occasionally susceptible to apple scab. Small fruit may be messy. This is a short-lived tree with an expected urban life span of 20 years. Crabapples as a group are similar to Cherries.
Uses: Good for underneath wires, cul-de-sacs and tight places. Good for highlights and entry features, and situations where there is little room on arterial, collector and residential streets. Best used in limited quantity. This is not a good choice when a shorter tree is necessary in order not to obscure a view.
Comments: Spring Snow has good, upright form for street tree use. Do not always adapt well to Beaverton's heavy clay soil. This makes them prone to insect and disease problems. Well-drained soil, as well as regular pruning and fertilization, is needed to maintain trees in a good condition. A regular care program needs to be established and followed for insect and disease control. Crabapples grow best when cultivated. Prune before early June.