Japanese crab apple

Malus floribunda

Japanese crab apple - Malus floribunda

Common Name: Japanese crab apple
Genus: Malus
Species: floribunda

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Glorious pale pink flowers open from red buds in mid and late spring smothering the tree in a foam of blossom and concealing the small bright green leaves. The small pea-like golden-yellow fruit often persist into winter. This Japanese crab apple is dense and spreading in habit and makes a lovely ornamental tree for a sunny urban site. The long-lasting fruit provide a valuable source of winter food for wildlife.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Removed dead, diseased and crossing branches while the tree is dormant.

  • Goes well with: Myrtus communis, Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans', Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum', Sedum 'Herbstfreude', Galanthus nivalis, Crocus tommasinanus.


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