Crabapple Trees or Malus Plant Profile and Growing Hints
If you are looking for a very hardy, drought tolerant landscaping tree then Malus or ‘Crabapple’ varieties could be the answer. They are available as standards and weeping varieties, mostly grafted as 6 ft (2 metre) so check the varieties on offer from listed wholesalers.
A wonderful flowering ornamental tree Crabapple trees make an excellent feature tree in the garden as well as a good small shade tree.
Very hardy once established and available in a number of varieties including both single and double flowering types.
Although Malus ionensis ‘Plena’ or ‘Prairie Crabapple’ is the most widely used variety a number of others are also worth considering.
Plants are available both as potted specimens as well as bare rooted plants during winter dormancy.
Malus or ‘Crabapple’ Varieties
Some of the more popular varieties include :
- Malus ionensis ‘Plena’
- M. etchermeyer – A weeping variety with large purple to pink flowers in spring, an excellent feature tree.
- M. Wandins Pride – This is a weeping crabapple, flowers and fruit.
- M. Gorgeous – Hardy, easy care, beautiful pink flowers followed by fruit.
- M. ‘Profussion’ – Red flowering variety.
Others cultivars include:
- M. ‘Aldhamensis’, M. ‘Coral Cluster’, M. ‘Eleyi’, M. floribunda, M. floribunda ‘Pendula’, M. ‘Golden Hornet’, M. ‘Hillieri’, M. ioensis ‘Plena’ Betchel’s Crabapple, M. ioensis plena (Standard) ,M. ioensis ‘Rubra’, M. manschurica, M. purpurea, M. sargentii, M.spectabilis ‘Plena’, M. ‘Schmidt’ Cutleaf, M. ‘Strawberry Parfait’, M. ‘Sutyzam’, M. trilobata, M. tschonoskii, and M. yuannensis ‘Veitchi’
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