SelecTree: Tree Detail

RED-SILVER CRABAPPLE
Malus × 'Red Silver'

Malus × 'Red Silver' Malus × 'Red Silver' Malus × 'Red Silver'

Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Fruit good for jelly.

Family: Rosaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 30 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Bronze, Purple, Red or Silver Gray, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Purple or Red Pome, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars, Psyllid, Scales and Spider Mites, Canker, Crown Rot, Fire Blight, Rust and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Malus × 'Red Silver' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/malus-×-red-silver >

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