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Rejoice Flowering Crab

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Rejoice Flowering Crab (Malus ‘Rejoice’)A stunning tree with showy rose pink semi-double flowers in spring and burgundy fruit in fall; an upright, rounded habit of growth with interesting summer foliage with a burgundy cast; best used as a solitary, 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:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
18 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Malus
Cultivar:
Rejzam
Flower Color:
rose
Flower Period:
in mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
gold
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:
Roseybloom, Crabapple
Branching:
decurrent
Flower Bicolor:
pink
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Rejoice Flowering Crab is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant rose flowers with pink overtones along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. The fruits are showy burgundy pomes carried in abundance from early to mid fall. It has burgundy-variegated dark green foliage. The pointy leaves turn gold in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Rejoice Flowering Crab is a deciduous tree 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

Rejoice Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 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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