|Botanical Name||Malus 'Dolgo'|
|Mature Height||20 Feet|
|Mature Width||15 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun - Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zone 2|
The Dolgo Crabapple Tree (Malus 'Dolgo') has been impressing growers since it was first brought from Russia in 1897. Since its introduction, this tree has been beloved by generations of gardeners and may bring back wonderful childhood memories for many of delicious red crabapple jelly! One of a group of Malus baccata seedlings brought to South Dakota by Professor N E Hansen, the Dolgo was selected as the best of the lot and introduced to the market in 1917. Its an early and heavy bearer and quickly won favor from home growers for its resistance to fire blight and apple scab. By 1940, the Dolgo Crabapple was listed as the leading commercial variety grown in Minnesota. It was proclaimed across the country for its high juice content and excellent flavor for everything from jelly to cider or fresh eating. The show begins in early April when the Dolgo Crabapple sprouts apricot-pink buds that open to an explosion of beautiful white self pollinating blooms. The bloom lasts for weeks! This long bloom period overlaps many other varieties, which is why it is included in many apple orchards. The Dolgo crab is an excellent pollinator for other apple trees. In fall, the shiny, deep-green foliage turns a stunning bright yellow that is certain to brighten your landscape. Use them along your property line, or as a special accent tree where you'll see it from your window. It works beautifully as a small ornamental and edible tree in your yard and acts as a universal pollinator for other Apple varieties. This tree is a wonderful choice.