Crab apple

Malus × moerlandsii 'Profusion'

Crab apple - Malus × moerlandsii  'Profusion'

Common Name: Crab apple
Genus: Malus
Species: ◊ moerlandsii
Cultivar: 'Profusion'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 6.00 m (600 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, PurpleFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Dusky dark purple-pink flowers smother the branches in late spring and are followed by cherry-like reddish-purple fruit. The bronze-purple leaves mature to dark green with crimson veins. This vigorous spreading purple-leaved crab apple is best in full sun. Pollution tolerant, it makes a gorgeous ornamental tree for a sunny urban site.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Remove 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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