Siberian Crabapple
Malus baccata 'Dolgo'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: baccata (BAK-ah-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dolgo
Registered or introduced: 1917
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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

Mid season flowering


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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

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Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Frederick, Maryland

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Beach, North Dakota

Belfield, North Dakota

Blaine, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 24, 2014, MaryArneson from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

We had this crabapple on the family farm when I was growing up in Minnesota, and my husband and I planted one at our house in Minneapolis more than 35 years ago. It blooms beautifully every spring and bears large, dark red crabapples in late August or early September. We had a huge crop this year and have been canning jelly, crabapple butter and applesauce. Even without extra sugar, the sauce is very tasty. (I like tart applesauce.) The jelly is a gorgeous ruby-red. The tree seems sturdy and disease - resistant.


On Jul 28, 2007, Dea from Frederick, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

The only negative thing is that we must net our tree once the fruit sets; otherwise the Japanese beetles will destroy all fruit.

It is highly fragrant and the apples are much larger than most other crabs.