Malus Royal Raindrops, Crabapple Tree
With so many wonderful attributes it’s no wonder as to why Royal Raindrops Crabapple tree, Malus, was awarded the Plant of Merit award by the Missouri Botanical Gardens. April brings an explosion of hot pink flowers that last for weeks. After flowering deep purple leaves appear and hold their color well into summer. Fall brings deep maroon crabapples that persist well into winter adding pretty ornamental value and a delightful food source for songbirds. This easy-going small tree is perfect by homes, in the middle of gardens, or along sidewalks and roads.
Plant Crabapples in sun in slightly acidic, moist, fertile well-drained soils. Amend with compost when planting and keep well watered. Drought tolerant once established.
7 gallon pot, approximately 6′ tall, no guarantee on height.