The Showy Weeping, Highly Floriferous Louisa CrabappleFour-Seasons of Interest
Tons of Pink Blooms
Excellent Accent Tree
If you’ve never seen a Louisa Crabapple (Malus x ‘Louisa’) in-person, you are missing out. This astounding weeping tree drips in showy pink blossoms that appear as deep, red buds in spring and slowly fade to soft rose-pink petals with butter-yellow centers over the course of weeks.
Come spring, the Louisa Crabapple erupts with uncountable flowers that overshadow its foliage, creating a scene of blushing pinks These masses of buds rival most cherry blossoms in their impact and number.
And to add more interest, the buds and blooms cover the cascading branches, creating a fountain of fluffy and romantic blooms.
The Louisa Crabapple is a highly beneficial tree that attracts birds, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more attention than you can imagine. It will cheerfully pass its pollen along to your apple trees that need pollinating pairs.
Within weeks of blooming, the Louisa Crabapple’s cheerful blooms are replaced with golden crabapples kissed with orange. These little fruits are no smaller than cherries and will keep your birds busy through fall and into winter.
The Louisa Crabapple’s foliage is a medium green with pointed ends and softly serrated margins. These verdant green leaves turn to a deep golden yellow to announce the arrival of fall. As the Louisa drops its leaves, you’ll find its pendulum branches are equally as interesting as its spring, summer, and fall features.
This petite, compact tree will add charm and interest to any part of your yard that receives full sun. It will add flair and fun to a small front bed or foundation planting. It is also a striking punctuation point as an anchor or specimen planting.
Once established, the Louisa Crabapple thrives through dry conditions. You can prune yours to fit your taste, allowing its branches to maintain a short, umbrella-like appearance or letting them reach all the way to the grass.
The Louisa Crabapple is an unbeatable showy and unique landscaping tree that will please your pollinators and your fruiting apple trees. Invite this beauty queen to your garden and you’ll be crowning her a winner in no time.