A Crabapple with deep red flowers, Malus ‘Profusion’ is a naturally small growing deciduous tree to around 4 metres in height. It has a natural spreading habit and makes a good small shade tree as well as a showy feature tree when in flower. It does live up to its its name, with masses of red flowers in spring.
New foliage has a coppery tinge before turning to a good green, foliage is rounded and attractive through the season. The flowers are followed by small deep crimson red crabapples.
Care and Growing Conditions.
Best grown in a sunny position in a well drained humus rich soil.
- Dig the soil over well, weeding the area well.
- Add some well rotted cow manure and compost.
- Dig a hole the depth of the pot and twice as wide.
- Plant at the same depth the plant was in the container.
- Stake well to hold the plant firm.
- Water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool root run and help prevent weeds.
You can prune Crabapple trees immediately after the fruiting period is complete if you wish to shape the tree. It is not a tree that demands regular pruning, so maintenance is low.
- Botanical Name – Malus × moerlandsii ‘Profusion’
- Common Name – Malus ‘Profusion’, Red Flowering Crabapple
- Family – Roseaceae
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around 3 – 4 metres.
- Spread – To around 4 metres
- Growth rate – Medium
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Flowers – Red.
- Flowering time – Spring.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Medium once established.
Malus Profusion is available for sale from the following nurseries
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.