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Malus 'Echtermeyer'

Echtermeyer Weeping Crab Apple

Flowering Crab

Comments

Magnificent deep red buds open to fragrant pink flowers in abundance, along graceful weeping branches; volumes of crimson fruit emerge in late summer and are persistent throughout fall; purple new foliage matures to bronze-green in spring and summer

Description

Magnificent deep red buds open to fragrant pink flowers in abundance, along graceful weeping branches; volumes of crimson fruit emerge in late summer and are persistent throughout fall; purple new foliage matures to bronze-green in spring and summer

Landscape Attributes

Echtermeyer Weeping Crab Apple is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Echtermeyer Weeping Crab Apple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Echtermeyer Weeping Crab Apple will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

15 feet

15 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

red

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