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Malus Cardinal
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Malus 'Cardinal'

Crab Apple

Syn : Malus hupensis 'Princeton Cardinal'

Description: A beautiful foliage and flowering tree with large, intense pink, sumptuous flowers and dark almost black spring leaves changing to glossy red in summer. Deep red, small fruit cover the branches in the autumn.

History: Developed by Wellington, one of the progeny of M. x arnoldiana. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Purple Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune
Disease resistance Disease resistance