What's your question? Ask

Crab Apple Trees

Q.How long do crabapple trees live?

Zone Trenton, MI 48183 | Anonymous added on June 26, 2020 | Answered

My tree was here when we moved in 35 years ago. I fertilize with spike fertilizer and this year it has been dropping its leaves and they are spotted. What do I do??

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 27, 2020

Crabapples can live past 40 years, but then may show decline.
The spots could be apple scab, a fungal disease. It does cause spotting of leaves followed by dropping. The good news is it doesn't usually harm the tree. The best recourse is to rake up the infected leaves and destroy them so as not to spread the disease.

You may want to take some leaves to your local Cooperative Extension Service for a positive identification.




Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Crab Apple Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert