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Crabapple

Botanical Name
Malus species
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 7
Height
10 to 30 feet
Width
Variable with species and cultivar
Flowers
Spring: white, pinks, reds, purplish-red; fragrant
Fruit
Less than 2" pome; yellow, orange-red, red, purple-red
Fall Color
Yellow
Light
Full sun (best)
Soil
Adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Plant only disease resistant cultivars
  • Prune suckers
  • Flowers are edible and have a floral or sour taste
Problems
Fireblight, scab, rust
Varieties
  • Firebird - 8x8', excellent disease resistance, white flowers
  • Louisa - 15x15', umbrella shaped weeping form, pink flowers, highly disease resistant, yellow fruit with red blush
  • Purple Prince - 20x20', excellent disease resistance, rose-red flowers, purple-blue fruit, foliage emerges purple and matures to green

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