Show Time™ Flowering Crabapple

When spring comes, it’s show time for all crabapples, but this one really grabs the spotlight. The large, densely clustered fuchsia-red flowers turn the branches into columns of lush color. Deep green foliage has red tones of its own, especially as it emerges. In fall, red fruits glisten among the bright orange and red leaves. Oval, upright habit lends a touch of formality as a specimen or street tree.

Show Time™ crabapple is part of the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Trees program.

Additional information

Dimensions10 × 10 ft

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Foliage Color







Full Sun


Acidic, Average, Moist, Well-drained

Bloom Time



Fruit Production, Shade tree, Specimen


Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Disease resistant, Fall interest, Landscape plant, Tree


Jim Zampini

Blooms On

Old wood

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Plant Care

Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)

Soil: Prefers moist but well-drained, slightly acidic soils. However, crabapples can tolerate varied conditions as long as they aren’t too extreme.

Water: Average water needs, some drought tolerance once established.

Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring using a granular (not liquid) fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose or tree fertilizer. One application a year is sufficient in most areas. However, if you are starting with a very small plant, you may wish to fertilize monthly through late July to encourage more rapid growth.

Pruning: Little needed. You may selectively prune out branches to achieve a desired shape and habit if you wish, but regular pruning is neither required nor recommended.