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Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple trees in bloom with white flowers Closeup of the white flowers of Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple The vivid red fruit of Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple covered in white snow Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple used as a street tree in a small town. The white spring blooms of Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple The burgundy winter fruit of Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple covered in ice
photo of Jim Zampini

Meet the Breeder

Jim Zampini
Madison, Ohio

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SWEET SUGAR TYME®

Crabapple

Malus

'Swesutyzam'

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Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple trees in bloom with white flowers Closeup of the white flowers of Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple The vivid red fruit of Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple covered in white snow Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple used as a street tree in a small town. The white spring blooms of Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple The burgundy winter fruit of Sweet Sugar Tyme crabapple covered in ice
  • Persistent fruit
  • Abundant blooms
  • Versatile size + habit
Description

There's no shortage of crabapples on the market, but there aren't very many than can earn a spot in the Proven Winners ColorChoice Trees program - so you know Sweet Sugar Tyme® is something special. While it produces hundreds of beautiful white blooms in spring and has an appealing, compact, oval habit, what really sets it apart is its fruit. It's abundant, it's vivid red, and most notably, it's incredibly persistent. The fruits stay round, robust, and bright red clear through the following spring for a stunning display, even in the dreariest depths of winter.

As part of the Proven Winners ColorChoice Trees program, liners, whips, and finished plants are available only through the network of licensed growers.

USDA Zone
4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
10'
Width
10'
Finish Time
varies with starter plant size and type
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
mid-late spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green

Soil

Prefers slightly acidic soils; requires average moisture and good drainage.

Pruning

Little to no pruning is needed.

Uses

Specimen, allee, street tree, containers