The Selkirk Crabapple is an ornamental, deciduous tree that grows to a height of 18-24 feet. It has an upright rounded canopy 10-20 feet wide. It has a medium growth rate and a short lifespan of 50-75 years.
The colors found in this tree are bold and dramatic. In mid-spring, fragrant rose-red buds appear. When these blossom, the flowers are approximately 1.5 inches in diameter. They are pink, red or white with five petals and numerous stamens in its center. The flowers appear prior to the foliage, which is a bronzy-green initially but will turn dark green in the summer.
In fall, the leaves will turn yellow, and the bright red crabapple fruit will appear. The fruit is ideal for making jams and jellies.
Selkirk Crabapple trees need full sunlight to grow and should be planted in clay, loamy, sandy, well-drained soil. Hardiness Zone: 4-8.