A very fine Crabapple, Malus 'Louisa' is a dense deciduous tree of rounded form with gracefully weeping branches over a long season of interest. Opening from red buds, masses of fragrant, soft pink, single flowers appear in mid spring, just as the foliage is unfolding. Draped in clusters along the cascading branches, they provide a dramatic display. The flowers are followed by abundant glossy, golden-yellow fruits, 1/2 in. (1.2 cm), adorned with a rose blush, that persist well into winter. The foliage of pointy deep green leaves turns delicate shades of yellow orange in the fall, before shedding to the ground. An excellent, elegant weeper with good disease resistance. A beautiful ornamental tree for small gardens.
- Grows up to 12-15 ft. tall and wide (360-450 cm).
- A full sun lover, this tree is easily grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils. Once established, it is drought tolerant.
- Perfect as specimen plant, in city gardens or cottage gardens.
- Require only minimal pruning in late winter, to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.