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Q.New Crabapple Tree Not Growing

Zone 04901 | Newbie gardener added on May 18, 2020 | Answered

So I planted it last year while dormant, it grew and looked great. We mulched around it and covered it with wood over winter but it is not doing anything? We are in Maine and just had a snow and frost last week. The little branches still seem springy and are not breaking but I’m just wondering what I could do for it? If anything?

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Answered on May 20, 2020

If you just had a snow and frost last week, it may not be time to "wake up" yet. Are other trees in the area blooming yet? Other crabs? I think it is still dormant. It is within your hardiness zone so winter should not have hurt it. According to the Maine Extension publication below, crab apples bloom at the end of May or early June, so it should do something soon.


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