SelecTree: Tree Detail
Malus × 'Radiant'
Photo Locations: Santa Fe Botanic Garden - Santa Fe, NM, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Showy fruit. New leaves are purple-red.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 25 feet.
Width: 10 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Dark Green, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Pink or Red. 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 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 - 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, 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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Malus × 'Radiant' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Dec 15, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/malus-×-radiant >