Starlite® Flowering Crabapple
Malus x 'Jeflite'
|Description||A very winter hardy flowering crabapple with glossy, dark green foliage and showy, snow white spring blooms. Produces small but vibrant, candy apple red crabapples in the the fall that will persist after the leaves have dropped. Foliage has excellent resistance to apple scab. A moderately sized, upright branching tree with a pyramidal-shaped crown. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Privacy Screen, Accent|
|Design Ideas||A small cold hardy accent tree is an ideal spring specimen for both close and as long range focal points. Best set off against a background of tall, dark evergreens. Attractive at close range in conjunction with foundation plantings aligned for window appreciation of unique foliage and birds feeding on winter fruit. Vital to all wild gardens and very attractive in mixed woodlands or as small groves to compound wildlife value. Makes a good lawn tree, but best kept clear of paving, as dark fruit may stain concrete.|
|Companion Plants||Lilac (Syringa); Lavender (Lavandula); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)|
|Care||Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed before new spring growth appears. Thin heavy crops in early summer to prevent breakage or damage. Prune as needed to remove dead or damaged wood, or maintain smaller size.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7
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