Malus ‘Candymint’ Crabapple

‘Candymint’ originated in 1979 as a seedling of unknown parentage at the Simpson Orchard Company, Inc. of Vincennes, Indiana. It is a wide-spreading, horizontally-branched dwarf tree that grows 8 to 10 ft. tall and 12 to 15 ft. wide. Its leaves emerge deep purple with maroon veins and stems that remain reddish as the leaves mature to dark green. ‘Candymint’ has deep red buds that open to pink flowers with red marginal edges and ¼ in. deep purple fruits that persist into winter that attract birds. U.S. Plant Patent #6,606 issued February 16, 1989.