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Royal Beauty Flowering Crab

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Royal Beauty Flowering Crab

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Height: 10 feet

Spread: 15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: Roseybloom, Crabapple

Description:

A hardy weeping flowering crab with cascading purple foliage and showy pink flowers in spring followed by small dark red fruit; exceptionally effective as a feature ornamental in a mixed garden composition, needs well-drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features:

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds before the leaves. It has attractive purple foliage which emerges brick red in spring. The pointy leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruits are showy red pomes carried in abundance from early to late fall.

Landscape Attributes:

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab is a deciduous dwarf tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance dwarf tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab is ideal for use as a garden accent or patio feature, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Plant Characteristics:

Royal Beauty Flowering Crab will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This dwarf tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Additional Information

SKU T2935-G