Emerald Spire® Flowering Crabapple

Malus x adstringens 'Jefgreen' PP #23,863

A small ornamental tree with a narrow columnar form, very dense branching, and notable disease resistance. An early flowering variety with fragrant, purple-red flowers in spring that produces a moderate crop of small, red-orange, astringent fruit. Great as a landscape accent or grouped as a privacy screen. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationMAY-lus
LoreWhile all crabapples are technically edible, the fruit of most ornamental crabapples is not palatable without first cooking and sweetening the fruit.
Average Size at MaturityModerately slow growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable
Growth HabitColumnar, Narrow
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Accent, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Disease Resistance, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune as needed to remove dead or damaged wood.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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