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Malus cor Elk River
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Malus coronaria 'Elk River'

Crab Apple

Description: An unusual form of crab apple related to Malus ‘Charlottae’ with single, large, soft pink flowers and bright, rich green, mini Granny Smith type crab apples. Excellent autumn tints to the large and handsome leaves.

History: Discovered by A.W Keays growing near Elk River, north of Minneapolis, MN. Introduced in 1930 by Niels E. Hansen, South Dakota Agriculture Experimental Station, Brookings.

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 Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune
Disease resistance Disease resistance