Malus - - Semi-mature and mature Malus Royal Raindrops

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Malus Royal Raindrops - Royal Raindrops' Crab Apple

 

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

Northern America

Plant Type:

Deciduous

Size:

6m x 5m

Habit/ Form:

Leaves:

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

Flowers:

Magenta buds opening to single reddish-pink flowers fading slightly towards the end of spring.

Fruit:

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.

Environmental Requirements:

Full sun to part-shade, tolerant of frost.

Hardiness:

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.

Pruning:

May require regular formative pruning for strong limb, trunk and crown structure.

Watering:

Keep well watering throughout the warmer months.

Fertilising:

Apply a complete fertiliser after flowering or after pruning.

Pests / Diseases:

Fairly disease resistant.

Uses:

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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