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Malus x atrosanguinea

Carmine Flowering Crab

Flowering Crab

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A captivating ornamental variety, smothered in fragrant rose-pink flowers in spring followed by red fruit in fall; upright, twisted branches with pendulous branchlets; needs well-drained soil and full sun; makes a wonderful landscape accent

Description

A captivating ornamental variety, smothered in fragrant rose-pink flowers in spring followed by red fruit in fall; upright, twisted branches with pendulous branchlets; needs well-drained soil and full sun; makes a wonderful landscape accent

Landscape Attributes

Carmine Flowering Crab is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Carmine Flowering Crab is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Shade

Planting & Growing

Carmine Flowering Crab will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 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 slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 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:

20 feet

20 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

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