6m x 5m
Deep purple cutleaf foliage are deeply divided into three main lobes. The leaves can maintain their rich colour through the heat of summer. Autumn colour is a medley of bronzy-red and orange tones
Magenta buds opening to single reddish-pink flowers fading slightly towards the end of spring.
Tiny red sparkling pomes 2.5 cm diameter appear from late summer through autumn
Bark / Trunk:
Shiny greyish-brown to scaly.
Vigour / Longevity:
Moderately vigorous, long lived.
Full sun to part-shade, tolerant of frost.
Tolerates low levels of drought, compaction, and urban conditions including air pollution.
Soil / Drainage:
Prefers slightly acidic, well drained soil. Does not tolerate soils of high pH well.
May require regular formative pruning for strong limb, trunk and crown structure.
Keep well watering throughout the warmer months.
Apply a complete fertiliser after flowering or after pruning.
Pests / Diseases:
Fairly disease resistant.
Valued for its finely textured foliage, showy red crab apples and deep purple foliage colour. Great tree in small parks and gardens, or as a small street tree.
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