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JAPANESE FLOWERING CRABAPPLE
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and San Diego, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Japanese Flowering Crabapple is effective as a small flowering accent tree, with pleasant fall color. It blooms best in full sun, with moderate moisture. It has good disease resistance to scab and powdery mildew. A few of the disease resistant crabapple varieties which are easily maintained below 25' in height include: 'Centurion' (to 25' x 15-20' ), ('Pink Spires' (to 25' x 12-15' ), 'Robinson' (25' x 15') and 'Snowdrift' (20-25' x equal spread).
Has fragrant Flower.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Spreading or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 12 - 25 feet.
Width: 18 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink, Red or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Red or Yellow Pome, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible and Wildlife use it.
Bark Light Gray, Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry 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.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Powdery Mildew, Scab and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars, Psyllid, Scales and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Canker, Crown Rot, Fire Blight 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 floribunda Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/malus-floribunda >
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