Floribunda Japanese Crabapple

The Floribunda Japanese crabapple is considered as one of the best crabapples for form and flower and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Floribunda forms a round-headed, small deciduous tree with narrow leaves on arching branches.  A small ornamental tree known for its showy, bright pink buds that open to fragrant white flowers. The fruit is red and yellow, of about 1 cm in diameter. Tree has good disease resistance to apple scab and powdery mildew.

  • Botanical name: Malus floribunda
  • AKA: Japanese crabapple
  • Zone range: 4 - 8
  • Size at maturity: 15 - 20' Tall X 20 - 30' Wide
  • Sun level: Full sun
  • Soil composition: Loamy
  • Soil moisture: Well-drained
  • Optimal soil pH: 6.0 - 7.0

Best pollinators: Cortland, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Jonathan, McIntosh, Spartan

Floribunda is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting will usually be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby. 

By Lestat (Jan Mehlich) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2781639