SelecTree: Tree Detail
Malus × purpurea 'Eleyi'
A hybrid between Malus atrosanguinea × Malus niedzwetskyana.
Utility friendly tree.
Produces burgundy-red flowers in early spring.
Malus purpurea 'Eleyi'
Malus atrosanguinea × Malus niedzwetskyana.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 20 feet.
Width: 10 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Dark Green or Red, Bronze or Gold, 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 and Wildlife use it.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low 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.
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, Armillaria, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Rust, Scab 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 × purpurea 'Eleyi' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jan 15, 2019.
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