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Malus 'Purple Prince' (Crabapple)

Crabapple 'Purple Prince', Crab Apple 'Purple Prince'


A very prolific bloomer and fast grower, Malus 'Purple Prince' is a small, rounded, deciduous tree that is perfect for any garden. Opening from bright carmine-red buds, masses of fragrant, vibrant rose-red, single flowers appear in mid spring, fading slightly to a pleasing rose. Draped in clusters along the upward spreading branches, they provide a truly spectacular display. The flowers are followed by abundant, purple-blue fruits, 1/2 in. (1.2 cm), that mature in fall and persist into winter. The fruits make good jelly and provide excellent sustenance for wildlife. Emerging purple-bronze in spring, the fine foliage of ovate leaves turns green throughout the growing season before warming up to golden shades in the fall. A beautiful ornamental tree with excellent resistance to scab and cedar apple rust and good resistance to fireblight and mildew.

  • Grows up to 18-20 ft. tall and wide (5-6 m).
  • A full sun lover, this tree is easily grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils. Once established, it is drought tolerant.
  • Perfect as specimen plant, in city gardens or cottage gardens.
  • Require only minimal pruning in late winter, to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Malus - Crabapples
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 18' – 20' (5.4m – 6m)
Spread 18' – 20' (5.4m – 6m)
Spacing 240" (600cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Malus - Crabapples
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 18' – 20' (5.4m – 6m)
Spread 18' – 20' (5.4m – 6m)
Spacing 240" (600cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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