Malus ‘Strawberry Parfait’

flowering crabapple

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Outstanding Qualities

Strawberry Parfait' is a red in bud, flowers are large and light pink with a deeper pink margin. It is a heavy bloomer and one of the best pink flowered cultivars. Fruits are deep red and persistent into the winter. Excellent when planted with Sugar Tyme(TM) with pink buds and white flowers. Foliage is reddish purple in spring and turns green in summer. This is one of the broader growing cultivars and is excellent in groves or a substitute in a rustic setting when you would like replicate the effect of an apple orchard without the overabundance of fruit and maintenance of a fruit producing orchard.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: spreading tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 9 ft. 0 in. (2.74 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 18 ft. 0 in. (5.49 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: dark green, white, variegated

Great Color Partners: pink, purple, yellow

Culture Notes
This crabapple grows best and is most disease resistant in full sun. It will adapt to varying soils including sandy sites and clay as long as the location does not have standing water during the winter. Once established it is drought tolerant. This selection was chosen for its superior disease resistance in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Prune young trees for good branch structure. Older trees should have limited pruning only to remove dead, broken or poorly formed branches. Pruning this tree can be tricky for the beginner so consult an experienced pruner or take local classes before attempting to prune.