Grow Your Own Flowering Trees! ‘Radiant’ is a rounded crabapple that matures to 15-20′ tall. Redbuds 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. The 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.