Common Name(s): Japanese Flowering Crabapple, Kaido
Latin Name: Malus x micromalus
Type: Deciduous broadleaf
Native to: Believed to be a hybrid originating in China in ancient times, it was introduced to Japan and Korea during the Middle Ages.
Climate: Hardy in Zones 4-8, this tree is strong in colder climates.
Care: Cut back any suckers that appear from below the soil line to maintain a single trunk. Fruiting trees can be susceptible to pests so regular proactive treatment with a product like Bayer 3-in-1 is recommended. We have found that these trees sometimes defoliate mid-summer but will grow a new set of leaves in early fall or the next spring.
Notes: This is a deciduous tree and therefore will not have foliage during the winter.