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Key feature: Spring Flowering Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Light Needs: Full Sun Height: 15-20 Feet Width: 20 Feet Growth Rate: Medium FragrantSee more plant details below
This disease resistant cross by Dr. Dan Dayton, University of Illinois, has especially good foliage retention during summer. It blooms later than most crabs. The bark is a glossy dark red with numerous prominent lenticels, and the fruit does not drop. In May innumerable crimson buds open to dark purplish-red, one and one-half inch wide flowers that do not fade. The emerging sharp-toothed leaves, a deep red-purple when young, mature to a dark tawny green for the growing season. As fall approaches the foliage changes to an outstanding orange, a perfect foil for the half-inch in diameter, shiny, red to purple persistant fruit, a favorite of songbirds.
Height: 15-20 Feet Width: 20 Feet Form: Upright Flower Color: Red Bloom Season: Spring Foliage Color: Green, Purple Fall Color: Orange Fruit Color: Red Growth Rate: Medium Fragrant
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Light Needs: Full Sun