Velvet Pillar Crabapple is upright to almost columnar. It grows to 20 feet tall but only around 14 feet wide. It has soft purple, greenish foliage throughout the year and bright pink flowers in the spring. It has sparse red fruit in the fall. This tree works well for lining drives and in small yard areas.
This tree prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil but will adapt to a variety of soils. It is somewhat drought-tolerant once established.