Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a tree with early blooms and beautiful fruit? Look no further than the Malus baccata 'Mandshurica' Manchurian Crabapple. This extremely hardy apple tree is native to Manchuria, China, and features fragrant white flowers and dark red or yellow fruits that persist through winter. The fruit can even be eaten raw or made into jelly. This tree is not only a stunning addition to your yard, but also provides high quality cover and nesting sites for birds and other wildlife. It is perfect for narrow or wide street tree lawns/pits, parks, yards, and makes an excellent bonsai or container plant. If you're looking for a low-maintenance tree that adds visual interest year-round, consider the Siberian Crabapple.