Summer Wonder Crabapple Tree

Product Description

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The Summer Wonder Crabapple tree will brighten your yard all through spring and summer with its pink red flower buds!

This flowering crabapple cultivar boasts reddish-purple blooms with dark green leaves in the spring and deep red foliage in the summer. At maturity, the pink flowering Crabapple tree growth rate will reach 20 feet to 25 feet tall and has a medium growth rate habit. A perfect medium sized tree for your yard!

Crabapple tree flower color is dependent on the variety and this ornamental tree has bright pink almost purple blooms. The pink flowers appear in early spring and bright red fruit appears in the summer months which makes it an excellent statement piece. The fruit is less than 2 inches in diameter and can be spiced or used in jelly.

The Malus Summer Wonder Crabapple variety is self-pollinating and makes an excellent specimen tree.

How to Care for Crabapple Trees

It is extremely cold hardy. Grow crabapples best across the United States in USDA growing zones 4-8. This tree is also pest and disease resistant especially to fire blight and apple scab. Makes an excellent pollinator for other fruit trees in the area.

Plant your trees in full sun and well-drained soil for the best results. The tree can tolerate a wide range of planting sites. During their first year, they will require regular watering, especially during the warmer months to establish a strong root system.

The best time to prune Crabapple Trees in the early spring so it has the whole growing season to recover. Prune away water sprouts close to the trunk as they can suck nutrients and growing strength away from the plant. Prune large branches or diseased branches near the branch collar to avoid damaging the tree. Major pruning should never occur after spring. Check out our Basic Pruning for Trees and Shrubs blog for more information.

May benefit from adding special blend slow-release fertilizer at the top of the root ball near the base of the tree once a year for maintenance. Although it is a disease resistant cultivar, this will help protect against powdery mildew.

Please note, these dwarf crab apple trees do not ship bare root. They ship rooted in a container in the soil for the health of the tree. The best time of year to plant this semi double flowering tree is in early spring.

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Botanical Name

Malus 'Summer Wonder'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Purple, pink
Foliage Color Deep red
Mature Height 20-25 ft
Mature Width 20-25 ft
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Attractive blooms & foliage
  • Cold hardy
  • Self pollinating
  • Low maintenance

Shipping Info

Once your Summer Wonder Crabapple Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

4 reviews for Summer Wonder Crabapple Tree

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  1. Robert Gambill

    My Summer Wonder Crabapple started producing fruit in late April. We just planted it in late February. It is about 8 feet tall. I’m wondering when the fruit will be ripe. They are about 1 inch in diameter and reddish purple.

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  2. Mason Thomas

    The crabapple tree arrived just okay. But it seems to be thriving since being planted

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Mason, thank you for your order of the summer wonder crabapple tree. We are glad your new tree is thriving!

  3. Amma Ray

    The tree arrived with baby fruit!! They are so cute. The perfect addition to my fruit tree collection. Cant wait to show the crabapples off.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Amma, these fruit are delicious for the birds! Enjoy your new flowering tree :)

  4. Pete Frinkley

    I added this crabapple to help pollinate my other fruit trees. So far so good. Lots of bees this year

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      You will be amazed at all the pollinators this crab apple tree brings to your garden. Good choice!

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