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Crabapples
Catalogue A# 2018-NA PL5
GPS 45D 43' 57" N / 108D 37' 16" W

These specimens are non-accessioned. More information and photos forthcoming.

Location: West side parking lot

Number in accession: 3

Curator's note: 2018 loaded with blossoms and fruit

Photo: 2015   Bark study photo: 2018

This 21 inch Crabapple provides overall benefits of: $74 every year. 

CRITIQUE

Crabapples are versatile, small, ornamental trees used in the urban landscape. Crabapples bloom in spring, usually in May, bearing flowers that vary a great deal in color, size, fragrance, and visual appeal. It is common for flower buds to be red, opening to pink or white flowers. The fruit ripens between July and November, and varies in size from ¼”to 2” long or wide. Crabapples thrive in full sun and grow best in well drained, slightly acidic soils (pH 5.5-6.5); however, they will grow well in many soil types.

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overallbenefitsMA221Park or other vacant

Botanical name: Malus
All Common Names: crabapple, flowering crab, flowering crabapple
Family (English): Rose
Family (Botanic): Rosaceae
        Planting Site: Residential and parks, City parkway, Wide median, Under utility lines
        Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale:  North America
        Landscape Uses: Massing, Parkway/street, Patio/sidewalk, Shade tree, Specimen, Utility
        Size Range: Medium tree (25-40 feet), Small tree (15-25 feet), Compact tree (10-15 feet), Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
Mature Height: 15-20 feet
Mature Width: variable
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Intolerant
        Salt Spray: Intolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Moderately Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Planting Considerations: Excessive sucker growth, Messy fruit/plant parts
        Ornamental Interest: Spring blossoms, Showy flowers
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid spring, Late spring, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Fragrant, Pink, Red, White
        Shape or Form: Oval, Pyramidal, Round, Upright, Vase-shaped
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Birds, Migrant birds, Small mammal

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