Louisa Flowering Crabapple Tree (Malus x ‘Louisa’)

Louisa Flowering Crabapple Tree

  • Four-Seasons of Interest
  • Tons of Pink Flowers
  • Fascinating Weeping Crabapple
  • Pollinator-Friendly
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Excellent Accent Tree
  • Apple Tree Pollination Partner
  • Beneficial Wildlife Tree
  • Bees & Butterflies!
  • Ornamental Specimen & Focal Point
  • Golden Fruit Blushed Orange
  • Romantic Look for Any Garden
  • Disease Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant

If you’ve never seen a Louisa Crabapple (Malus x ‘Louisa’) in person, you are missing out! This astounding weeping tree is absolutely dripping in showy pink blossoms that appear as deep, red flower buds in spring. Bursting open into and slowly fading to soft rose-pink petals with butter-yellow centers over the course of weeks!

Come spring, the Louisa Crabapple erupts with uncountable flowers that overshadow its foliage, creating a scene of blushing pinks! These masses of buds rival most Cherry blossoms in their impact and number!

And to add more interest, the buds and blooms cover the cascading branches, creating a fountain of fluffy and romantic blooms! Picturesque beauty for any style garden and any size landscape, these are incredibly lovely accent trees!

The Louisa Crabapple is also a highly beneficial tree that attracts birds, bees, butterflies, plus the occasional hummingbird, and draws more attention than you can imagine. So fragrant and eye-catching, the neighbors will be envious!

It will also cheerfully pass its pollen along to your Apple Trees that need a pollinating partner. Tuck this ornamental flowering beauty into orchards to add a touch of whimsy, or add the fruit it produces to your preserves! The Pectin-rich Crabapples help your jam and jelly set up nicely!

Within weeks of blooming, the Louisa Crabapple’s cheerful blooms are replaced with golden-yellow fruit kissed with orange where the sun has touched them. These little fruits are no smaller than cherries and will keep your birds busy through fall and into winter!

How to Use Louisa Flowering Crabapple Tree In The Landscape

The Louisa Crabapple fills out with medium to dark green leaves with pointed ends and softly serrated margins. These verdant green leaves turn to a deep golden yellow to announce the arrival of fall.

Perfect as selective shade around your patio, these are focal points for the terrace or for gracing your front entry garden! Set out as an anchor to your home’s corner foundation plantings, or large garden beds, the draped branches add a fanciful air to any garden bed and border.

As the Louisa drops its leaves, you’ll find its pendulum branches are equally as interesting as its spring, summer, and fall features! Not to mention the winter accentuates the weeping branches beautifully in the snow, enlivening the drearier times of the year.

This petite, compact tree will add charm and interest to any part of your yard that receives full sun. It will add flair and fun to a small front bed or foundation planting. It is also a striking punctuation point as a specimen plant.

Just tall enough when left unpruned to add a lawn blanket for a peaceful reading nook or romantic getaway in your own backyard! The flowing branches in the breeze add the element of motion to the landscape!

Tips For Care

Plant in moderately moist, fertile soil that is well-drained. Mulch your Crabapples garden bed well to retain moisture consistency and insulate the roots. Once established, the Louisa Crabapple thrives through dry conditions.

Best in full sun, favoring the morning sunlight, these hardy trees thrive in USDA growing zones 4-8. Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation.

You can prune Louisa to fit your taste, allowing its branches to maintain a short, umbrella-like appearance or letting them reach all the way to the grass! You can even prune these smaller to tuck into any sized garden.

The Louisa Crabapple is an unbeatable showy and unique landscaping tree that will please your pollinators and your fruiting apple trees. Invite this beauty queen to your garden and you’ll be crowning her a winner in no time!

Louisa Flowering Crabapple Tree (Malus x ‘Louisa’) Details

Common name Louisa Flowering Crabapple Tree
Botanical name Malus x 'Louisa'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 12 - 15 ft.
Width 12 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Pink