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Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Swesutyzam'

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Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab (Malus 'Swesutyzam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab fruit

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab fruit

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab (Malus 'Swesutyzam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab in bloom

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab in bloom

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A popular small ornamental tree that's completely smothered in fragrant pure white flowers in spring and persistent red fruit in fall, upright habit of growth; the definitive ornamental accent for the front yard, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sweet Sugar Tyme Flowering Crab will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Accent  Garden 
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Flowers  Fruit 
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