1. FreshAirSunshine

    FreshAirSunshine's Urbanadori Twin Trunk Crabapple Development - Comments Welcome!

    This is a development thread for my urban collected twin trunk crabapple described here: This past year it was put into an 18" Anderson flat after significant chopping during and shortly after collection...
  2. MHBonsai

    Crabapple progression

    In 2017 I made an order with Brent with evergreen gardenworks for a one gallon malus… I think it is a sugar tyme variety. It was kind of a strange double trunk that I didn’t know what to do with and I knew I wanted size so I dropped into the ground for a season. It’s thickened up really...
  3. K

    Advice needed on next steps of this crabapple and how to nurse it back to health

    Hi all. Back in April, I bought a Nagasaki Crabapple from someone from my local club. It was very healthy then, with flowers just finishing up. However, in early-mid June, I noticed that the leaves were browning and curling up. I was quite confused as I'd never encountered this before, but then...
  4. Kane_

    Revive a Crabapple

    Hi 👋 so this crabapple started to flower for a short period and the the leaves start to wilt and turn brown as pictured. It was well watered and in full sun… The last image shows new budding in the trunk which can only be a good sign, right? Will the branches survive and will this tree get a...
  5. Kodama

    Crabapple Air Layer

    Hey BNuts! Just wanted to share my first air layer success on a Crabapple from the backyard. Still new to the art on my 3rd year so I was surprised it worked. Started it after flower bloom last year and separated in early fall. I used the sphagnum moss / bag method and did see a few roots at...
  6. ptrickc

    Bud id on what I thought was crab

    I bought this last year told it was a crabapple that had never blossomed so I took a shot on it hoping better care would make it flower but these buds look nothing like crabapple buds on my other trees.. any help? No flowers yet either. The second image is from last summer in full leaf.
  7. mudvein

    Crabapple WIP

    Cut this air-layer from the mother tree 9/6/2019 I’ll keep adding progress shots here as the tree develops. Yesterday I was able to do my first carving on a tree. Over time, should weather/age well as a hollow.
  8. proninyaroslav

    What is the best season for bending cherry and crabapple trunk?

    Hello everyone. I have some mahaleb cherry and crabapple seedlings and want to give their trunks a dramatic shape while they are still flexible. What is the best season to do it: in spring or early fall? I live in a fairly cold climate, the temperature in greenhouse can drop to -5C. Heavy bends...
  9. Orion_metalhead

    Unknown Malus (Crabapple) Clump #1

    From collected seed at gas station in Virginia. Need to repot closer together next year. Age: 1yr, 1yr, 1yr, Training: 1yr, 1yr, 1yr Width: .23", .23", .19" Height: 15", 13", 11" Front: From right: Back: From left:
  10. Brian Van Fleet

    Shohin crabapple, ‘sargentii’

    This one came from Evergreen Gardenworks in 2016. Good movement for a small crabapple. Here is a shot from it as received.
  11. baron

    Malus Domestica advice

    Hi, I bought this Crab a few weeks ago at Noelanders, but in all honesty I have not worked with crabapple's before... I'm kinda of clueless here on how to progress with this tree or come up with a working plan for it. I did repot it about a week ago into a slightly larger pot because it was...
  12. Fishtank307

    Shohin Siebold's crabapple

    I just got this tiny shohin crabapple (Malus sieboldii). The previous owner chopped the trunk 3 years ago. It's growing very vigorously! The top has a nice taper and there are a lot of branches to work with. The scar is still very visible, but healing nicely. The branch at the top will be cut...
  13. N

    Crabapple Clump Project

    I've had this Crabapple (don't know the variety, sorry) for a couple years now. Started as a little shrub of prebonsai material, which I selected for its trunk movement and nice lower branching (the radial rooted flaring base was a nice surprise). In my vision, this will be the center trunk of a...
  14. Grant Hamby

    Shohin Crabapple Project

    Here's another crabapple air layer I made this year. I'm hoping to keep this one in the shohin size range. My current plan is to sort out the roots and pot into a pond basket this spring and let the main branches thicken up. I'll have to smooth out the chop transition eventually, as well. I'm...
  15. Grant Hamby

    Mame Crabapple Project

    Over the summer I separated a couple crabapple air-layers and I'm starting to see a mame within one of them. When I separated it, I chopped it at almost the right spot, but now that I see a mame, I need to chop it slightly differently. My question is when, but any tips on making a clean chop...
  16. AppleBonsai

    Japanese Flowering Crabapple For Sale

    - $15 + shipping (Continental US only) USPS Priority Mail only. It's usually about $13 for the Medium Priority Mail box to most zip codes and can combine shipping if you purchase more than one tree from me. I will be posting as fast as I can! -First to reply gets it. I will then PM you my PayPal...
  17. camikins

    Tips to get crabapple to flower

    Hi - I've had a crabapple for a number of yrs (about 4 I think). It's happy and healthy, but has not flowered. Are there any particular pruning, or feeding tricks that I'm not doing right? I basically just feed once leaves are out, and repot every 2 to 3 yrs as needed, and try not to feed from...
  18. ColinFraser

    A Couple of Crabapples

    At the Shohin Convention last month I bought a few crabapples to play with - one of them appears to be dead, not dormant! Oops. Anyway, the two that are supposed to have white flowers are leafing out now. They're kind of ridiculous looking - a squat trunk with long straight upward shooting...
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