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Red Jewel Flowering Crab

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A popular ornamental featuring white flowers in spring and persistent bright red fruit in fall, very compact, upright habit of growth; begs to be given a prominent placement in the front yard or garden border, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Roseybloom, Crabapple
Average Landscape Height:
15 feet
Average Landscape Width:
10 feet
Genus:
Malus
Cultivar:
Red Jewel
Branching:
decurrent
Plant Form:
pyramidal
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
white
Flower Bud Color:
shell pink
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
in mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
yellow
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Red Jewel Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy cherry red 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

Red Jewel Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal 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

Red Jewel Flowering Crab will grow to be about 15 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 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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