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Snowcloud

Snowcloud is aptly named for its profusion of semi-double flowers. These emerge from pink buds, but turn a bright snow white as they open.  Being semi-double, there are more petals than is usual for crab-apples, and the flowers are also larger than average, giving a more intense blossom display.

The leaves are green, but with a bronze tint which is most noticeable in spring and again in the autumn when they take on bronze / yellow tints.

The fruitlets are small and unusually for a crab apple are few in number - this is not the right crab-apple if you want to make crab-apple jelly.

Snowcloud is cold hardy and a vigorous grower and resistant to scab.

Snowcloud crab-apple trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £48.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


History

Snowcloud was developed at Princeton Nurseries, New Jersey, USA in the 1960s. It is a cross between Malus Katherine and Malus Almey.

Snowcloud characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • Fruit colourYellow
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

How to choose a crab-apple tree

We list more than 40 different 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.