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Candied Apple Flowering Crab*

Malus 'Candied Apple'

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Candied Apple Flowering Crab (Malus 'Candied Apple') at Cole's Florist & Garden Centre

Candied Apple Flowering Crab in bloom

Candied Apple Flowering Crab in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Candied Apple Flowering Crab (Malus 'Candied Apple') at Cole's Florist & Garden Centre

Candied Apple Flowering Crab flowers

Candied Apple Flowering Crab flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A stunning accent plant with abundant showy pink flowers in spring and persistent bright red fruit in fall, compact, weeping habit of growth; an exemplary ornamental feature for the garden border, best as a solitary, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Candied Apple Flowering Crab is bathed 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 ruby-red pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Candied Apple 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.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Candied Apple Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Candied Apple Flowering Crab will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features