How to Care for Crab Apple Trees

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How do I care for my crab apple tree?

How to Care for Crab Apple Trees

Crab apple trees are small, attractive flowering trees that are often used in the landscape. These trees even produce edible fruit. To care for these flowering trees, you should:

1. Always choose a location with soil that is rich in nutrients and well drained.

2. Keep an eye out for cankers and diseases. Crab apple trees are prone to disease.

3. Prune any diseased branches immediately to keep your tree healthy.



6/29/2009 9:58:16 AM
Becky said:

You don't say when is the best time to trim a crab tree.

Hi Becky,

They should be pruned in early spring before the leaves or flowers bud out.


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