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Louisa Flowering Crab

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Louisa Flowering Crab (Malus ‘Louisa’)A stunning ornamental feature tree with showy pink flowers in spring and interesting yellow fruit in fall, broadly weeping habit of growth; makes a wonderful accent in a landscape or garden composition, needs well-drained soil and full sun

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:
10 feet
Average Landscape Width:
12 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Malus
Cultivar:
Louisa
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:
weeping
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Roseybloom, Crabapple
Branching:
excurrent
Flower Bud Color:
red
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

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

Landscape Attributes

Louisa Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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

Louisa Flowering Crab will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy, 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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