Malus ‘Sutyzam’ SUGAR TYME ™

flowering crabapple

Outstanding Qualities

SUGAR TYME(R) is smothered with pink buds that open to fragrant white flowers in spring. By autumn these develop into bright red fruits that persist into winter (unless the birds find them!). This medium-sized crabapple has many uses. It is an excellent street, can be used in mixed plantings or as a focal point, particurlarly as a grove, due to its oval form. It combines well with pink-flowered cultivars of flowering crabapples and many other shrubs.

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.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established