Crab apple blossoming

Asked March 30, 2016, 9:09 PM EDT

When will the crab apple trees blossom in Denver , CO this year?

Denver County Colorado

1 Response

It all depends on the weather.

With the warm temperatures we had in February and March, woody plants seemed to be a week or two ahead of schedule. Then we got hit with cold and snow which slowed things up. Now temperatures are rebounding and predicted to get close to 80 next week and that will push bloom again.

Some crabs in sunny microclimates already are showing some color, but the big show usually comes toward the end of April and in early May.