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Hewe's Crab Crab-apple tree

Owner: Rory

Location:  Stafford, VA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:12 years
Soil:Amended clay 
Climate at this location:Winter lows to 0F, avg low high 20s. Summer highs in mid 90s, few days of 100F. Humid summers
Pruning:Made initial planting cut at 33"
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Green caterpillars

Owner's comments

Planted on 29 Mar 2014. Soil is damp now due to swimming pool leak...hope to correct within a week or two. No adverse effect on tree yet. pH at planting was 6.0 Tree had single branch at planting. I left it on to check bloom and apples this year. May prune next year to adjust tree shape and balance. Strong growth. Good fruit set.

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 27 April