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Ivory Spear® Crabapple

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Ivory Spear Crabapple (Malus ‘JFS-KW214MX’): A very upright ornamental crabapple; Deep white and red buds open to bright white flowers on this tightly columnar crabapple. Clean and disease-free summer foliage holds its dark green color; bronzing on the older leaves in late summer and early fall, when orange tints appear. Red fruits ripen to  bright red and persist into late autumn or early winter. Persistent fruit does not drop during the summer / fall, nor make a mess.

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Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
15 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Malus
Cultivar:
'JFS KW213MX'
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark purple
Fall Color:
rusty orange
Minimum Light:
partial sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Branching:
decurrent
Flower Bicolor:
white

Ornamental Features

Ivory Spear is covered in stunning fragrant white flowers, followed by dark green foliage throughout the summer. In fall, the dark green foliage turns a rusty orange color.

Landscape Attributes

Ivory Spear Crabapple is a deciduous tree with a distinctive upright form. Beautiful spring blooms are followed by dark green foliage

Planting & Growing

Ivory Spear Crabapple 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 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 tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates.

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