Grant Heino Feb 17,
During the spring, most species and cultivars explode into bloom and the trees are covered in pink, white or red flowers. As they are spring bloomers, prune crabapples directly after flowering to. Jun 08, Do your major pruning during the dormant season. The ideal time to prune a crabapple tree is late winter or early spring, before the new set of leaves begin to appear.
Hi Jim, We have a well established crabapple tree in our yard that is over 20 years old.
You can also get away with pruning in mid- or early winter, though this may make the tree more vulnerable to cold-related injury. Secondly, is my flowering crab tree dying? Aug 25, This flowering crabapple was left alone for 3 years with no pruning.
Regular crabapple pruning is required to have a great looking tree.
This can be a multiyear process if the tree is a real mess.
When pruning an overgrown tree like this after years of neglect, it is best to proceed one step at a time and address one type of defect at a when do you trim a flowering crabapple tree. Neglected and overgrown flowering crabapple tree. The best time to trim (prune) a crabapple tree is in early spring, before the tree flowers and before new growth begins. Don't worry about interfering with flowering--provided you don't over-prune, your tree will still develop plenty of blossoms from the branches you leave.
Jun 16, Extension Educator Marjorie Peronto demonstrates techniques that will keep your crabapple trees healthy and stumpcut.bar our site for more information on.