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Flowering Crabapple Tree, ‘Radiant’

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‘Radiant’ is a rounded crabapple that matures to 15-20′ tall. Red buds give way to single, deep reddish-pink flowers (to 1 3/4″ diameter) that bloom in spring (April). Flowers are followed by bright red crabapples (to 1/2″ diameter) that mature in fall. Crabapples persist on the tree into winter, providing additional interest. Birds are attracted to the fruit. Toothed leaves emerge reddish purple in spring but mature to green by summer. Cultivar name is in reference to the appearance of the brightly colored buds and flowers. It also attracts birds and butterflies!

Intense red flower buds bloom into a cloud of bright purple-pink flowers. New leaves appear early in the season, and are a rich coppery red. Extremely hardy and very resistant to disease and pests. A great focal tree for any yard. Plant in a sunny location for maximum blooms in spring.

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Plant Details +

Height 15-20' or as pruned
Spacing 15-25'
Hardiness Zone 4-9, -30º to -20ºF
Exposure Best in full sun
Foliage Green to blue-green
Flower Fuchsia pink to red

General Information +

Botanical: Cercis canadensis

Cultivator Type: Flowering Redbud Tree

Tip: Keeping the tree vigorous by regular watering and fertilization and by pruning out dead branches as needed will help keep the tree healthy. After plant is established, water deeply and less frequently. Allow water to trickle out of the hose and soak the ground. Water five minutes for every foot of height. Pruning: In late winter, prune dead, diseased, and broken branches. Fertilization: In spring before new growth emerges. Use a balanced fertilizer annually to maintain a healthy tree.

Garden Use: This crabapple may be planted as a specimen or in small groups. Lawns, shrub borders or along patios. Attractive in naturalized settings.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set top of root ball 2" above ground level. Mix ½ garden soil and ½ planting mix. 3. Mound soil to form water basin and water thoroughly.