If you have a rabapple in your yard that looks like it should be flowering you may be wondering why it isn’t doing so. This can help you figure this out. It can be discouraging when your trees don’t grow as you want them to because they don’t provide the same appeal.
- Crabapple trees can be fickle when it comes to the weather. For example, a dry autumn may result in no flowers on crabapple trees the following spring.
- Although crabapple trees don’t need a lot of fertilizer, they benefit from one light feeding every spring during the first four or five years.
- When a young crabapple isn’t flowering, it may be because the tree still needs a few more years to grow and mature.
“Erratic weather may also be to blame when one tree blooms and a neighboring tree in the same yard doesn’t, or when a tree displays only a few half-hearted flowers.”