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Royal Raindrops® Flowering Crabapple

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

Pronunciation: MAY-lus
SKU #40475
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall to 15 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Edible, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Espalier, Windbreak
Design Ideas One 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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Yarrow (Achillea); Allium (Allium); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Dogwood (Cornus); Lavender (Lavandula)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore While all crabapples are technically edible, the fruit of most ornamental crabapples is not palatable without first cooking and sweetening the fruit.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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