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Malus Baskatong

Malus 'Baskatong'

Crab Apple

Description: A rounded but broadly spreading tree to 8m wide, with arching branches, producing violet-magenta flowers, and reddish new leaves in spring. The oval leaves turn a bronze green in the summer followed by small, cherry-like dark purplish red fruits in autumn.

History: M. ‘Simcoe’ x M. ‘Meach’ Bred by Preston before 1950. A second generation Rosybloom. Named by Isabella Preston for a Canadian lake.

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 Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - April Flowering month - April
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune