128 Red Baron Crabapple

Vase shaped, late summer green canopy of Red Baron Crabapple.Facts About Red Baron Crabapple

Malus 'Red Baron'

Native to: North America, Europe and Asia
Crown: Moderately vase-shaped
Height: 20 feet
Width: 12 feet
Growth Rate: Slow

Characteristics: Foliage is dark green with a reddish tinge. It has dark red blooms and glossy red fruit that is edible and attract birds.

Negative Features: Small fruit can be messy. It is susceptible to apple scab. 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 a good choice when a shorter tree is necessary in order not to obscure a view.

Comments: Red Baron has good narrow form for tight situations. Crabapples grow best when cultivated. They do not 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 Crabapple trees in good condition. A regular care program needs to be established and followed for insect and disease control. This tree has good fall color.

Engraved stone sign for Red Baron Crabapple, Malus 'Red Baron.'
Glossy green leaves with tiny red fruit of Red Baron Crabapple.
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 4 ft.
Graphic displaying whether tree height will work with existing utility lines.