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Adirondack Flowering Crab

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Malus ‘Adirondack’ – A distinctively shaped feature tree with showy pink-edged white flowers in spring emerging from red buds and persistent orange-red fruit in fall, rigidly upright habit of growth; needs well-drained soil and full sun, excellent for smaller landscapes

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
8 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Malus
Cultivar:
Adirondack
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
in mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
yellow
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
columnar
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Roseybloom, Crabapple
Branching:
decurrent
Density:
dense
Flower Bud Color:
red
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Adirondack Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers with red tips along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy tomato-orange pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has coppery-bronze-tipped dark green foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Adirondack Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Adirondack Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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