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Coralburst Flowering Crab

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One of the finest flowering crab selections, this is a dwarf variety featuring a froth of double coral-pink flowers in spring and reddish-orange fruit in fall; needs well-drained soil and full sun, the perfect focal point in a mixed garden composition

This is a persistent fruiting crabapple, which means that the small fruit stays on the branches throughout the winter and does not drop to the ground.

Persistent fruiting flowering crabs are a great option if you are looking for a low mess, ornamental tree with excellent spring color.

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Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
12 feet
Average Landscape Width:
10 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Malus
Cultivar:
Coralburst
Flower Color:
pink
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:
round
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Flowering Crab, Roseybloom, Crabapple
Branching:
rounded
Density:
dense
Flower Bicolor:
shell pink
Flower Bud Color:
cherry red
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Coralburst Flowering Crab is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant rose flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive coral-pink flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy tomato-orange pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Coralburst Flowering Crab is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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

Coralburst Flowering Crab will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 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 shrub 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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