SelecTree: Tree Detail
Malus × 'Snowdrift'
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Resistant to scab. Buds are red.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval, Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Orange or Red Pome, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible and Wildlife use it.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 21; A1 - A3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Scab and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars, Psyllid, Scales and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Canker, Crown Rot, Fire Blight, Rust and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Espalier or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Malus × 'Snowdrift' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/malus-×-snowdrift >
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