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Callaway Crabapple Tree

Ornamental Beauty, Vibrant Fruits: Fruits Late Summer to Early Fall


Chill Hours 600 c.u.
Growing Zone 5A - 8B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Callaway Crabapple Tree – Ornamental Beauty, Vibrant Fruits

Enhance your landscape with the breathtaking beauty and colorful fruits of our Callaway Crabapple Tree. This stunning ornamental tree captivates with its vibrant blooms and produces an abundance of small, flavorful crabapples, adding a touch of charm and elegance to any outdoor space.

The Callaway Crabapple Tree showcases an impressive display of delicate white or pink blossoms in spring, creating a picturesque scene that attracts pollinators and adds a burst of color to your garden. As the season progresses, the tree bears an abundance of small-sized crabapples with shades of red, orange, or yellow, creating a captivating visual contrast against the lush green foliage.

While the Callaway Crabapple Tree’s fruits may be smaller than traditional apples, they make up for it with their remarkable taste. These crabapples offer a pleasing balance of sweetness and tartness, making them ideal for enjoying fresh or using in a variety of culinary applications, such as preserves, jellies, and pies.

Thriving in USDA hardiness zones 5-8, the Callaway Crabapple Tree prefers a full sun to partial shade exposure, ensuring optimal flower and fruit production. It adapts well to a variety of well-drained soil types and pH levels, although a slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.0) is ideal. Regular watering during dry spells promotes healthy growth and helps develop juicy and flavorful fruits.

Aside from its fruit-bearing capabilities, the Callaway Crabapple Tree serves as an attractive focal point in the landscape. Its compact size and graceful, spreading form make it suitable for smaller gardens or as an ornamental addition to larger landscapes. With its disease-resistant nature, the tree requires minimal maintenance and remains visually appealing throughout the seasons.

Adding a Callaway Crabapple Tree to your garden not only provides an eye-catching display of blossoms and fruits but also attracts beneficial pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the overall ecological balance. Its picturesque presence creates a sense of wonder and enchantment, especially when planted as a focal point or in groupings.

Celebrate the beauty and flavor of crabapples with the Callaway Crabapple Tree. Its vibrant blooms, colorful fruits, and easy-care nature make it a perfect addition to your Fruitscape™ or ornamental garden. Enjoy the visual appeal, the delightful taste of its crabapples, and the joy it brings to your outdoor space year after year.

Chill Hours600 c.u.
Cold Hardy(20°)-(15°)
Container PlantNo
Growing Zone5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
Mature Height20-25FT
Mature Width12-15FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees

Add a touch of classic charm to your landscape with the majestic Apple Trees in your Fruitscaping™ endeavors. These trees not only offer the joy of homegrown, delicious fruit but also serve as stunning landscape features throughout the year.

Apple trees prefer well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. The incorporation of compost or well-rotted manure into your soil can significantly improve its fertility and structure, leading to stronger, healthier trees. These trees perform best in a slightly acidic to neutral pH range.

A layer of organic mulch around the base of your apple tree can help conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and slowly contribute to soil fertility as it decomposes. Mulching also aids in maintaining a cooler root environment in summer and provides a degree of frost protection in winter.

Apple trees present an impressive diversity in size, flavor profiles, and ripening times. From the tart ‘Granny Smith’ to the sweet and crisp ‘Honeycrisp,’ there’s an apple variety for every palate. Whether you’re seeking fresh eating apples, varieties for baking, or those best suited for cider, our selection of apple trees offers an array for your picking pleasure.

Their size and growth habit make apple trees wonderful shade trees, and their stunning spring blossoms add an unbeatable visual appeal to any garden. If you’re dealing with space constraints, dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties, which are well-suited to smaller gardens and containers, can be an excellent choice. You can also try your hand at espalier techniques to create a living fence or wall.

With the added joy of the birds and pollinators they attract, apple trees are truly a delightful addition to your Fruitscaping™ journey. The excitement of watching your trees flower, set fruit, and fill with juicy apples ready for harvest is a rewarding experience that resonates with gardeners of all ages.

Embrace the art of Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees, and embark on a journey from planting and care to the rewarding crunch of your own homegrown apples. It’s a garden adventure that satisfies both your taste buds and your love for a beautiful landscape.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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