Strongly fragrant, Malus 'Charlottae' is an upright, deciduous tree of spreading habit, becoming broad-branched with age. In late spring or early summer, its branches are clothed in stunning clusters of delightfully scented, pale pink, semi-double, large flowers, up to 2 in. across (5 cm), packed with 12-20 petals. The blossoms are followed by non-showy, greenish-yellow, small fruits (0.25-0.5 in. or 0.6-1.3 cm) that mature in the fall. Attractive to birds, they often do not persist into winter. The foliage of toothed, ovate green leaves turns shades of shades of orange and red in the fall. This flowering crabapple is subject to fire blight and rust.
- Grows up to 20-25 ft. tall and wide (6-8 m).
- 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.