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Malus ‘Cowichan apple’

Apple ornamental

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  • Malus ‘Cowichan apple’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Malus ‘Cowichan apple’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourRed purple

Description

Malus ‘Cowichan apple’ (Apple ornamental). Bears red-purple leaves when young, maturing to dark green. In mid spring, pink flowers are borne, followed by deep red crab apples.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Europe, USA and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their fragrant flowers, fruits, foliage and autumn colour.

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  • Malus ‘Cowichan apple’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will prefer a cool, moist climate with full sun with fertile, well-drained, loamy soil, you must protect from strong winds. In winter, cut out dead or diseased wood and prune to maintain a balanced branch stem.

Propagation

You can propagate by budding in late summer or by grafting in mid-winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trees are sometimes attacked by aphids, caterpillars and red spider mite, and are susceptible to fireblight and apple scab.

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