Sargent Crabapple, Mt. Auburn strainMalus 8-10' x 20-30' Malus sargentii Arnold Arboretum, 1892. Seed collected in Hokkaido, Japan, by one of America’s most famous horticulturists, CS Sargent.
A species rather than a variety, many of the Sargents have been started from seed: hence the variability. This one comes from the front entrance of the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass.
Densely and horizontally branched from the base with no tendency to develop a central leader. Barely 8' tall and more than 30' wide, a delightful jumble of twists and curves—like a dozen connected pretzels trying to out-pretzel each other.
Pink buds and profuse pure-white fragrant single flowers seem to bloom forever. Very small dark red-purple persistent fruit. Disease resistant. Z4. Maine Grown (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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