Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet
The fruits of this tree are important food for many birds and mammals.
The tree was introduced by Dr. Daniel Dayton, University of Illinois, in 1982 as a disease-resistant cultivar. His misspelling of the name was intentional.
Crabapple trees are actually members of the rose family, Rosaceae. As with roses, there is a never-ending desire to develop a new form and give it a fanciful name. This has resulted in approximately 800 cultivars of crabapples.