Malus sargentii Candymint

Candy-mint crab apple blossom
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit colour: Red - dark

Malus 'Candymint' is an attractive small crab-apple tree, with a strongly spreading habit. Although it remains quite low to the ground, it grows vigorously with wide spreading branches.

It is notable for its very intense display of white pink-tinged blossom.

In autumn the leaves turn a light yellow colour, whilst the small dark red fruits persist into early winter - a useful resource for wildlife but too small for human use.

Malus 'Candymint' is seedling of Malus sargentii. It ws developed at the Simpson Nursery in Vincennes, Indiana, USA and released in 1989. It differs from the species on account of its much more spreading growth habit, and the stronger purple tones of the blossom, and slightly bronze hue of the leaves.

Candymint trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year (125cm) Candymint tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
2-year Candymint tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years

How to grow

Malus 'Candymint' is one of the more disease-resistant crab-apple varieties, with good resistance to scab, mildew, cedar rust and fireblight.

It also tolerates air pollution and is therefore a useful tree for city-dwellers.

Candymint characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive fruit Attractive tree / plant
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Useful for: Patio growing
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Gardening skill: Average


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower size: Small
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
  • Fruit colour: Red - dark
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous


  • Fruit persistence: Persistent
  • Wildlife: RHS perfect for pollinators

How to choose a crab-apple tree

We have a very wide range of crab-apple trees. Choosing can be difficult! See our article explaining the different characteristics of crab-apple trees which will help you narrow down the selection.

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