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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

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.


    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
    • SunlightPrefers full sun
    • PruningLight prune
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flowering monthApril
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
    • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
    • Fruit colourYellow
    • 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.