SelecTree: Tree Detail
Malus × 'Dolgo'
Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Good disease resistance. Clusters of red edible fruit, August-October.
Additional Common Names
DOLGO CRABAPPLE, MALUS 'DOLGO'
Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Spreading Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 18 - 25 feet.
Width: 12 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Red Pome, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible and Wildlife use it.
Shading Capacity Rated as 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.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars, Psyllid, Scales and Spider Mites, Armillaria, 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.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Malus × 'Dolgo' Tree Record." 1995-2021. Apr 12, 2021.
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