Redbud Crabapple Malus zumi calocarpa

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Redbud Crabapple Malus zumi calocarpa © Ita McCobb

Redbud Crabapple Latin name

Malus zumi calocarpa

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Malus zumi calocarpa Common name

Redbud Crabapple

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Redbud Crabapple Plant family

Malus (Roseaceae) – varieties of deciduous flowering shrubs and trees grown for their deep saucer-shaped flowers, fruits and often colourful Autumn foliage.

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Redbud Crabapple Description

Category: Trees

Form: Spreading tree

Type: Deciduous

Height: 10 metres

Spread: 8 metres

Leaves: Dark green (often lobed) leaves

Flowers/berries: White saucer-shaped flowers in late Spring followed by long-lasting, deep red, cherry-like crab apples in Autumn

Normally grown for: Its form, decorative flowers, fruit and foliage

Notes: Vulnerable aphids, caterpillars, red-spider mite, fire-blight and apple scab

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Redbud Crabapple Planting preferences

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Soil type: Grows in any but waterlogged soil – grows well in chalk or limestone soils

Planting situation: Full sun

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Redbud Crabapple Uses

Feature

Fruit/food– should be cooked before eating.

Hedges/windbreaks

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