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Royal Raindrops Crabapple Malus 'JFS-KW5' ROYAL RAINDROPS

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MAY-lus
Description

Royal Raindrops Crabapple is a disease-resistant cultivar with a dense rounded canopy.  It comes from  Malus transitoria 'Schmidtcutleaf' and is an open-pollinated seedling.  It is tolerant of clay soils, air pollution and drought once established.  Use it a specimen tree, street tree, or planted in small groups.    U.S. Plant Patent PP14,375 was issued on December 16, 2003.

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#fall color#small tree#drought tolerant#easy to grow#wildlife plant#low maintenance#spring flowers#flowering tree#disease resistant#magenta flowers#food source winter#food source fall#bird friendly#fall color red#fall color orange
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall color#small tree#drought tolerant#easy to grow#wildlife plant#low maintenance#spring flowers#flowering tree#disease resistant#magenta flowers#food source winter#food source fall#bird friendly#fall color red#fall color orange
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Malus
    Family:
    Roseacae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds are attracted to the fruits and butterflies to the flowers.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 16 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Pome
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Maroon crabapples (pomes) 1/4" diameter mature in late summer and persist into winter providing food for birds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Magenta pink single flowers with 5 petals appear in April
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lobed purple leaves, young leaves have entire margins. Orange-red fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Flowering Tree
    Small groups
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Drought
    Pollution