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The flowering crabapple foliage offers different fragrant blooms that range from white, pink, red, and carmine. Native to North America and Asia, these trees are popular to landscapers as ornamental trees which provide color interest during spring (blossoms) and fall (decorative fruits).

Chewed Leaves

Crabapple dead leaf spots are often caused by:

  • Japanese Beetle
  • Deer Browse

Dead Leaf Spots

Crabapple dead leaf spots are often caused by:

  • Cedar Apple Rust
  • Frog Eye Leaf Spot


Crabapple decay/cankers/galls are often caused by:

  • Botryosphaeria
  • Fireblight


Crabapple defoliation is often caused by:

  • Gypsy Moth


Crabapple dieback flagging is often caused by:

  • Fireblight
  • Botryosphaeria

Botryosphaeria canker is a fungal disease of trees and attacks plants that are already stressed or weakened by other pathogens. The Botryosphaeria canker also causes wilting.

Leaf Curling/Cupping

Crabapple leaf curling/cupping is often caused by:

  • Aphids
  • Leafhoppers

Moldy Leaves

Moldy leaves on crabapple trees are often caused by:

  • Powdery Mildew
  • Apple Scab
  • Aphids


Crabapple sawdust/holes are often caused by:

  • Sapsucker (Bird)
  • Dogwood Borer


Crabapple yellowing/browning is often caused by:

  • Cedar Apple Rust
  • Foliar Disease (Many)

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