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Malus ‘Adams’ (Crabapple)

Crabapple 'Adams', Crab Apple 'Adams'

Malus 'Adams', Crabapple 'Adams', Crab Apple 'Adams', Fragrant Tree, Red fruit, red berries, Winter fruits, Pink flowers,
Malus 'Adams', Crabapple 'Adams', Crab Apple 'Adams', Fragrant Tree, Red fruit, red berries, Winter fruits, Pink flowers,
Malus 'Adams', Crabapple 'Adams', Crab Apple 'Adams', Fragrant Tree, Red fruit, red berries, Winter fruits, Pink flowers,

One of the finest red-flowering crabapples, Malus ‘Adams’ is an upright, broad-rounded deciduous tree with a long season of interest. Opening from red buds, masses of fragrant, deep pink single flowers appear in mid-spring. Draped in clusters along the branches, they provide a spectacular spring floral display. The pretty blossoms are followed by abundant glossy, red fruits, 1/2 in. (1.2 cm), with blood-red pulp. They mature in fall and persist into winter. Emerging with reddish tints in spring, the pointy leaves become dark green in the summer before turning beautiful orange-red shades in the fall. Highly rated for disease resistance, this flowering crabapple is a reliable performer that is exciting throughout the year.

  • Grows up to 15-20 ft. tall and wide (4-6 m).
  • A full sun lover, this tree is easily grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils. Once established, it is drought tolerant.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, in city gardens or cottage gardens.
  • Require only minimal pruning in late winter to remove damaged, diseased, or misplaced growth.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Malus - Crab Apple
Common names Crab Apple
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' - 20'
(4.6m - 6.1m)
Spread 15' - 20'
(4.6m - 6.1m)
Spacing 240" (6.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Malus ioensis ‘Plena’ (Betchel’s Crabapple)
Malus coronaria (American Crabapple)
Malus ioensis ‘Prince Georges’ (Crabapple)
Malus coronaria var. dasycalyx ‘Charlottae’ (American Crabapple)
Malus ‘White Angel’ (Crabapple)
Malus x floribunda (Japanese Crabapple)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Malus - Crab Apple
Common names Crab Apple
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' - 20'
(4.6m - 6.1m)
Spread 15' - 20'
(4.6m - 6.1m)
Spacing 240" (6.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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