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Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple

Malus 'Red Jewel'

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Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple (Malus 'Red Jewel') at Chalet Nursery

Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple fruit

Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple fruit

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Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple (Malus 'Red Jewel') at Chalet Nursery

Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple fruit

Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Flowering Crab

Description:

A popular ornamental featuring white flowers in spring and persistent bright red fruit in fall, very compact, upright habit of growth; perfect front yard or garden border specimen; excellent disease resistance; needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds before the leaves. The fruits are showy cherry red pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
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Accent  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features