How to Make Sure Your Crabapple Tree Grows Strong

How to Make Sure Your Crabapple Tree Grows Strong

Are you looking to add a little something extra to your landscape for next spring?

Would you like to an easy to grow tree that is worth growing?

Welcome to another Beginner Gardener Wednesday. We are running a series that is targeted towards our greener thumb community. Every Wednesday, we provide tips and tricks that make gardening easy. Whether you have been gardening your whole life or you’ve just started, this series is for you. Today, we will be taking a closer look the crabapple tree.

When I was growing up, there was a beautiful crabapple tree in our backyard. It would always bloom right before my birthday. I loved this tree’s bright fuchsia pink flowers. It was a spectacular sight to see when it was in full bloom. What I didn’t know then that I know now is that there are many different types of crabapple trees.

The one that grew in my backyard was an Adams flowering tree. However, there is also the Adirondack, Anne E, Brandywine and so many more. Better Homes and Garden’s has a list of all the Crabapple trees that you might like to take a look at entitled, Best Crabapples for Your Yard.

Once you have picked out which variety that you would like to plant, the next step is making sure your crabapple tree lasts through the fall and winter so that you can enjoy the fabulous spring blossoms. The best way to do that is to install a Rootwell Pro318s around the base of the tree.

The Rootwell Pro318 is a direct to root watering system that has been scientifically proven to help trees to grow stronger. In a scientific study conducted by The University of Arizona, trees that were planted with a direct to root watering system like the Rootwell Pro318 had,

  • 48% deeper root growth after three months of growth
  • 18% greater root mass 13 months after planting
  • And 11% more above ground growth.

Crabapple trees are perfect you if are new to gardening. They are beautiful trees and when you plant them with Rootwell Pro318s, you make you job much easier.

Your Turn
Do you remember a spectacular crabapple tree from your youth? Do you have a favorite variety?

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