Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium-fastMature Height - generally 15-25'Mature Width - generally 8-20'Longevity - Short 50-75 years
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - White to pink, carmine to red to rose.Fruit - A pome, generally round and fleshy. Colors range from red to yellow to green. If fruit diameter is 2" or less it is considered a crabapple. If over 2" it is considered an apple.Leaf - Fall Color - Yellowish to orangeBark - Shiny gray-brown, scaly on older trunks.Other Features - Up to 700 cultivars of crabapple. Unique branching of most will offer an interesting winter appearance.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Quite adaptable, but do best in a heavy loam, well-drained, moist, and acid. Plant in full sun for best flowers and fruits. Pruning, if it is needed, should be done before early June.Native Habitat - North America, Europe and AsiaDiseases and Insects - Asiatic forms are much more resistant to insect and diseases than North American native forms. Problems are fire blight, cedar-apple rust, apple scab, canker, scale, borers, aphids and Japanese beetles.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
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