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Malus coronaria

Garland crab

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height5m to 9m
  • Spread6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal
  • Flower ColourPurple pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Malus coronaria (Garland crab). This is a small vigorous species it grows about 9m tall. It produces fragrant white flowers and green unpalatable acidic crab-apples. The shoots will bear slightly lobed short broad green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Sweet crab apple

Origin

N.E. America

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Fertile, Light, Medium, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will prefer a cool, moist climate with full sun with fertile, well-drained, loamy soil, you must protect from strong winds. You can propagate by budding in summer or grafting in winter.

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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