Velvet Pillar Crabapple This tree is ‘Mountain Grown’ at Alpha Nursery and is an ‘Idaho Preferred’ Plant
The Velvet Pillar Crabapple produces red buds that open to rosy pink flowers in spring. This tree puts on a spectacular spring show. It produces crimson red fruits in the fall. The fruits are edible and can be used to make cider, or jam. The leaves are purpulish with a velvety look, turning burgundy in the fall. Performing best in full sun, it is a medium growing, tight, upright, deciduous tree. It will grow from 18' to 20' tall and from 10' to 12' wide.
It performs best in moderately moist, well-drained soil. Velvet Pillar Crabapple attracts birds, hummingbirds, bees, and wildlife. Crabapple trees are a Firewise plant.