Royal Raindrops® Flowering Crabapple

Malus x 'JFS-KW5' PP #14,375

SKU
40475
One of the best of the newer crabapples, with vibrant pink to red spring flowers followed by showy red-purple fruit. Unique, cut-leaf foliage emerges wine red in color, maturing with burgundy overtones in summer before turning bright orange-red in the fall. A stunning small landscape tree with a broad, rounded form. Deciduous.
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4 - 8

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall to 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasOne of the best new cultivars, 'Royal Raindrops' is a broadly rounded tree with vibrant and abundant burgundy-red spring flowers. Red-purple fruit appear in mid-July and remain firm until early October. The tree has beautiful, cut-leaf foliage. New leaves are wine red in color and mature to green with burgundy overtones and eventually turn orange-red in fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier, Mass Planting, Specimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden, Urban 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 FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 4

Good to grow!