|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||15-20 Feet|
Your neighbors are sure to stop and admire your Harvest Gold Crabapple tree. This popular yellow crabapple is highly recommended by garden professionals for its disease resistance. We love that, but we just can’t resist all the happy, yellow beauty this unique tree offers!
In spring, showy, white blossoms blanket this stunning tree. The pretty blossoms become miniature golden apples. These little pops of golden yellow persist into winter! The green, oval leaves turn yellow in fall. You will love the fall leaves along with the yellow fruit! Just gorgeous and cozy! Grab a cup of tea and a blanket and gaze at your new favorite tree for hours!
The Harvest Gold Crabapple is a beautiful tree with a mature height of 20 to 25 feet and a width of 15 to 20 feet, making it a perfect focal tree for almost any yard. The Harvest Gold thrives in full sun and just about any type of soil. It is disease resistant, low maintenance, and extremely hardy. This hardy crabapple can even tolerate salt, pollution, and deer.
When planting your Harvest Gold Crabapple be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing temperatures and extreme heat you can plant your Apple tree almost any time of the year.
Crabapple trees thrive in full sun and well drained soil. Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 1 to 3 months while your tree is establishing. For the first year, it’s best to water deeply once weekly in spring and summer and once monthly in fall in winter after the establishment period. After the first year you will only need to water during dry spells. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is recommended especially with newly planted trees. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Prune your Crabapple in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale, Aphids, and Mites are insects that can affect Crabapple trees. You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Japanese Beetles are sometimes an issue for Apple trees. These can be treated with an organic powder called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Luckily, the Harvest Gold Crabapple tree is disease resistant and only rarely encounters problems with disease.
The Harvest Gold Crabapple Tree’s upright shape and hardiness make it a perfect street tree. These look absolutely striking in a row lining a driveway. Their color and interest make them perfect as a single specimen tree. This crabapple offers great contrast to your everyday green shrubs. Add in some purple with a loropetalum or blue with junipers and wow! The Harvest Gold Crabapple can really transform your landscape!